Stratford library has re-opened to the public after a 10 month refurbishment which has seen Registration Services relocate into the building from its previous home at Winton House. The refurbishment has involved the creation of new spaces, upgrade to services infrastructure and re-fit of the ground floor library space.
Working within the listed building the scheme has required a high level of engagement with the District Council’s conservation officer and detailing sensitive to the various periods of the original building.
More detail about the scheme can be found in our previous news post.
On Friday Jonathan Suffolk, the National Theatre’s Technical Director officially opened the school’s new arts centre. The Griffin Centre includes a 350-seat auditorium, mirrored dance studio with ballet barres and a sprung floor, dressing rooms, prop and set workshop and costume store. Set into the historic landscape of the school the building is the first to be built on the site for 27 years.
The opening ceremony included performances from the pupils including ballet and contemporary dance in the bespoke dance studio, poetry and an excerpt from the school’s production of Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then There Were None’.
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