Commercial and Leisure : Oldham Coliseum Theatre & Heritage Centre, Oldham
Client : Mecanoo
Paul Butler Associates Ltd was successful in gaining planning permission and listed building consent for the re-use of Oldham's Grade II Listed former library building as a Heritage Centre, and the erection of a connected theatre, with associated works including the remodelling of public realm around the site.
Working alongside Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Oldham Council Arts & Heritage Services, the proposals will see the relocation of the Coliseum from its existing outdated building to a new purpose-built 550 seat theatre. The scheme will also provide a 220 seat studio theatre for smaller productions, two education studios, café, galleries and exhibition spaces.
Paul Butler Associates Ltd coordinated pre-application discussions with stakeholders including Oldham Council, Historic England, as well as end users, and having overseen the submission of applications for Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent, secured consent within the 13 week determination period.