The engineering behind the Shakespeare North Playhouse
Date & Time

21 June 2022
18:00 - 19:30 BST

Location

Renold Building, The University of Manchester, 32a Altrincham Street, Manchester M1 7JR
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Price
Free
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The engineering behind the Shakespeare North Playhouse

Lecture
Date & Time

21 June 2022
18:00 - 19:30 BST

Location

Renold Building, The University of Manchester, 32a Altrincham Street, Manchester M1 7JR
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Price
Free
Availability

Places available

A technical meeting on the new 350-seat theatre, modelled on the cockpit-in-court design popular during the Elizabethan era.

The Playhouse will complete the UK’s Shakespearean triangle – London – Stratford-upon-Avon – Prescot – the project will harness the inexhaustible appeal of Shakespeare and his work, whilst providing an inclusive and high quality cultural, performance and educational facility.

This is a unique and distinctive project with the potential to transform the fortunes of a somewhat sleepy former market town and create a positive ripple effect that will stretch way beyond the immediate locality.

A constrained site surrounded by buildings and roads with a significant level difference, bedrock near the surface, flying balconies, hanging technical areas, acoustic roofs, zig-zag facades and a timber stage crafted using traditional methods were just some of the engineering challenges we faced as structural engineers for this project.

Speaker

Marc Nadim, Mott Macdonald
Marc is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with 25 years’ experience in the engineering design delivery of major built environment projects in the UK and abroad.

He is the North West Buildings and Cities lead for engineering, management and advisory consultant Mott MacDonald responsible for helping public and private sector clients deliver on their buildings, transport and infrastructure projects.

Some of his projects include: the complete refurbishment of Manchester’s Corn Exchange following the IRA bomb, Manchester Joint Hospitals PFI, Barton Square Shopping Centre at the Trafford centre, Chester Bus Interchange and Shakespeare North Theatre.
 

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