Royal Shakespeare Company's New Costume Workshop
Hidden Architectural Gem in the Heart of Stratford-upon-Avon
Where do you start when designing a modern building in a culturally sensitive location where a sympathetic, yet practical workshop building is required for a client as prestigious as The Royal Shakespeare Company?
Utilising a mixture of traditional brickwork and FastClad brick slip cladding, plus choosing a brick with the character to blend with Stratford upon Avon’s heritage, a truly unique building has emerged.
Creating the angles and support for a brick façade over windows designed to maximise the natural light was made possible using our system, as well as cladding the chimney style flues to the roof.
A building where MMC construction sits alongside Elizabethan architecture like a Midsummer Night's Dream.
Collaboration is Key
Working closely with the Aedas Arts Team to find a solution for the brickwork over the angled windows and provide a brick finish to the chimney flues was key, alongside providing both office based and on site installation training for Stepenell and their subcontractors to bring about a unique building.