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1336 - Battersea Arts Centre Grand Hall


HTS, in collaboration with Haworth Tompkins and Battersea Arts Centre, has been granted planning permission for the reconstruction and refurbishment of the Grade II* listed Grand Hall at Battersea Arts Centre by Wandsworth Borough Council, following a severe fire on 13th March 2015. Internally, the elements of the Grand Hall that have survived the fire will be retained and refurbished or stabilised; a new timber lattice ceiling, demountable side galleries and a technical gallery at high level are proposed to replace lost elements.

HTS have been involved in the refurbishment works in a separate part of the building since 2012. After the fire we quickly developed a temporary steel restraint structure to stabilise the main gable walls of the Grand Hall, working closely with a contractor specialising in dangerous sites.

The design of the new roof truss structures have been developed to accommodate a much larger arrangement of theatre tech equipment and access.

Client: Battersea Arts CentreArchitect: Haworth Tompkins

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