Nevill Holt Opera House

World-class opera

The Project

Set in the Leicestershire countryside adjacent to Nevill Holt Hall the
stable block and courtyard, previously used as a theatre with a
temporary roof has been transformed into an intimate theatre to host
Nevill Holt Opera.


Building Control

Oculus were pleased to have been appointed early in the design process
to provide the building control services. Working closely with
architect Witherford Watson Mann, fire engineers The Fire Surgery,
building services consultants Max Fordham and structural engineers Price
& Myers, the project presented many challenges.

The historic fabric was treated with the utmost respect when it came to
installing a balcony to maximise audience enjoyment. The interior has a
very respectful and traditional materials feel about it. Many of the
normal conventions for a theatre were not possible - no fly-tower or
foyer. This, however, has not detracted from the overall effect and
functionality. The main contractor was Messenger Construction of
Stamford.

Find out more at:

Nevill Holt Opera

Witherford Watson Mann Architects

 


Images courtesy of Nevill Holt Opera

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