Civil And Structural Engineering Oldham Coliseum
The project encompasses the re-use and extension of an existing former library building and the construction of a new linked theatre for cultural uses, incorporating a theatre with a Heritage Centre and associated public realm works.
- Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
- Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Heritage Centre – Civil And Structural Engineering
- The project encompasses the re-use and extension of an existing former library building and the construction of a new linked theatre for cultural uses, incorporating a theatre with a Heritage Centre and associated public realm works.
The project is a collaboration between the Oldham Coliseum Theatre (OCT) and the Arts & Heritage Services of Oldham Council. It will extend Oldham’s cultural quarter, bringing together the producing theatre, young people’s theatre, community arts development, art gallery, heritage collections, and local studies in a single linked complex combining a new build and a conversion of a much loved but currently empty Victorian library, linked via a bridge with Gallery Oldham and public space in the Library Gardens.
At the core of the project is a new build theatre to replace the Fairbottom Street building which has long been acknowledged as inadequate in terms of technical capacity and audience facilities. The Coliseum Theatre’s front-of-house, education and administration activity will also be housed in the old Library, with the auditorium as a new build on an adjacent car park.
A Heritage Centre will be will be created from, a redeveloped and extended Library building containing a vibrant, multi purpose, multi disciplinary and cultural facility housing the borough’s local studies, archives, museum, arts and heritage learning, all currently run by the Council’s heritage service from six buildings in various locations across the town
- Mrs Karen Lowes
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- Corporate Procurement Level 8
Civic Centre, West Street
- 05/06/2013 12:00
- 05/07/2013 12:00
- 60 (months)
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