Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Grand Theatre

August 5, 2011 Filed under: 2000s, Culture, Leisure by Sanna Fisher-Payne Comments Off

Placed 50th in the Placebook vote of favourite buildings by BDP
BDP's rennovation of the Grade II Listed Leeds Grand Theatre is crowned by the restoration of the Howard Assembly Room to its Victorian splendour. Structural engineer Oliver Plunkett celebrates the interdisciplinary effort involved

A wonderful example of how nearly a century of brutal alteration, changes in architectural fashion and neglect can be sensitively and imaginatively reversed by interdisciplinary working to create a 21st century performance and rehearsal space in a mid 19th century structure.

A structural engineer, Oliver Plunkett worked at BDP on numerous award winning projects between 2003 and 2009. He is now Country Director for Buro Happold in Saudi Arabia.