The Grand Theatre, Blackpool
- Location: Blackpool
- Client: Blackpool Grand Theatre Trust
- Type: Refurbishment | Grade II* Listed
- Value: £1.5 Million
- Status: Completed
Cassidy + Ashton was appointed to help improve circulation and accessibility to the entrance and foyer area of The Grand Theatre in Blackpool.
What we did
- Lead architectural and heritage consultants
- Town planning and listed building consultants
- Submitted planning and listed building planning applications
- Full detailed design package co-ordinating with full design team
Works involved renovating parts of the Grade II* Listed building, including the creation of a multi-function space and the inclusion of open plan offices.
This included creating a newly formed access off Church Street.
The plans focused on improving circulation and accessibility by reconfiguring the entrance foyer and box office to incorporate wheelchair access to the main theatre area.
The project was enabled by funds pledged by a number of bodies including Arts Council England, Blackpool Council and the Friends of The Grand.
Further proposals securing planning and listed building approval provide an opportunity to create a continuous frontage, replicating the existing cast iron canopy around the Grand Theatre entrance. Our proposed timber panelling and sandstone pilaster with floor to ceiling glazing will complement the existing building while providing a modern juxtaposition which is in keeping with the proposed use.
The proposed provision of an outdoor seating area will enhance the setting of the Theatre and this part of the Conservation Area.