Higher Education

Performing Arts Centre, Plymouth.

Plymouth, Devon, UK.

A landmark building and high-specification contemporary arts centre for Plymouth University.  It houses a 200-capacity sprung-floor theatre as well as studio space and office accommodation with front- and back-of-house provision. The scheme was developed in conjunction with Midas Construction, from an original concept design by another specialist performing-arts architect.

Accessibility is a strong theme.  A ‘high-tension wire grid’ – one of a few in the UK –provides wheel-chair access for students with disabilities to develop technical theatre expertise in lighting, sound and scenography.

The building incorporates a wide range of sustainable initiatives, including natural ventilation, rainwater harvesting and light detection sensors, and achieves a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Grainge Architects - PAC Plymouth
Grainge Architects - PAC Plymouth
Grainge Architects - PAC Plymouth