Bennetts Associates renovates historic Shaftesbury Avenue
Posted on: 17/05/2016

Bennetts Associates have designed a new fly tower for the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. The Grade II listed building saw a serrated flytower box created 10m above its existing roof, and will be able to take weights of up to 35 tonnes, allowing the venue to stage larger productions.

The existing frames were made from timber, and limited the venue’s commercial potential. As the new panels are made from weathering steel, this eliminates the need for further modification.

Paul Bowman, Associate at Bennetts Associates, said: “Despite its challenging brief, the ultimate success of this project has come from a combination of structural ingenuity, contractor know-how and a single-minded approach to architectural form and materials. Add a committed and decisive client and it represents the construction industry at its best”

Bennetts Associates were also responsible for the transformation of the Royal Shakespeare theatre in 2010, and Hampstead Theatre in London. The Shaftesbury Avenue project is now in its final phase of its 3 year, £5 million extension.

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