Steelwork completed for Birmingham Symphony Hall extension
Adjoining the city’s large Centenary Square redevelopment programme, Symphony Hall is undergoing a major refurbishment to extend the existing foyers. This will create a new large space and a dedicated entrance from the new public realm at Centenary Square.
According to the project architect Page \ Park, the transformed foyers will also provide improved bar, catering and hospitality spaces, to help increase the financial resilience of the Symphony Hall as well as creating areas for its learning and participation programme.
The new steel-framed design of the extension has incorporated a series of gentle curves in order to contrast with the original structure’s angular geometry.
Nick Reed, Chief Executive Officer for Symphony Hall said: “This project will finally give us the foyers and public spaces to match the world-class auditorium. Boasting a much-improved audience experience and a dedicated entrance, this permeable space will be energised with new artistic adventures, creating a sustainable future for Symphony Hall, and developing an audience that looks like the city it serves: young, diverse and creative.”