This new centre provides St Martin’s School with a 130-seat theatre, dance studio and flexible teaching spaces. The design was developed following a detailed assessment of the requirements of end users and stakeholders.
The proximity of a Grade II curtilage from the 17th-century walled gardens of Malvern Hall has been exploited to give privacy and to offer a visual connection to the site’s history.
Environmental considerations included the decision to sink the performance space into the ground; the adoption of a steel-framed, low-embodied energy design, constructed from pre-fabricated cross-laminated timber panels; and the inclusion of flat green roofs across both buildings.
Client . St Martins School for Girls
Architect . Glenn Howells Architects