The Berry Theatre within Wildern School is a 300 seat capacity space designed to accommodate live music, drama and film screening.
The new facilities allow for a strong emphasis on creative learning, consisting of classes in technical theatre training, play writing, literature and youth theatre. The theatre also offers facilities for conference hire and formal receptions.
The school remained occupied throughout the works and special care was taken to coordinate the cranes in close proximity to a primary school playground.
Concurrent works were also taking place in the adjacent sports hall which presented an additional challenge.
Client / Architect / Lead Designer / Structural Engineer / M & E Consultant: Hampshire County Council
Principal Contractor: Morgan Ashurst Plc
Construction cost: £6 million