Thursday, 17 October 2013

Architects in Cheshire Set for Big Project


After plenty of exposure in the media of late, the Chester arts centre is finally set to go under construction – fantastic news for architects in Cheshire.

What was once a rather popular attraction in the form of an Oden cinema is set to become the epicentre of all culturally significant events in the Cheshire. There was some concern over the loss of a cinema before a new one had been built but if the artist’s impressions of what the eventual theatre will look like are anything to go by, it’s sure to be worth the wait.

There’s little doubt that this project is the most ambitious in Chester for many years with design plans looking highly promising. Measuring in with an 800-seat theatre, it’s set to become the biggest of its kind by some distance. The company tasked with bringing the dream to life have previously worked on Venue Cymru in Llandudno – the premium place for all your theatre in North Wales.

The most intriguing development to take into consideration is the main hub of the former Oden is to be converted into a city library that is consistent with current culture. There will be access to many exciting features in an attempt to interests youngsters who may have fallen out of love with reading or just never had the right opportunity to do so.

With work expected to be completed by 2015, there are nothing but positives to take from this story with the news that all talent working on the construction will be locally sourced with an abundance of apprenticeships available for those trying to find a path into the sector.

Chester Performs are said to be thrilled with the developments and their director Andrew Bentley had this to say: “The project is really gathering momentum now, and this team is perfectly placed to help us build a wonderful, game changing cultural facility for the city.
“We have achieved so much in terms of quality and audiences even without a building in the last few years and this building will be a worthy home for all that.

“We have so much more to do to further excite audiences and engage communities but this is just the start and Chester Performs are delighted to be working alongside this tremendous team.”

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