"Rick Mather's design, which received unanimous support from the team of assessors, will, I believe, do real justice to what is going to be a performing-arts resource of national and international importance"
NYPCA board member
Located in an extensive 19th century dock complex, the competition winning proposal for a £16m National Youth Centre for Performing Arts locates en suite student accommodation, teaching and restaurants in three refurbished Grade II warehouses while providing a 450 seat auditorium, teaching rooms and recording studios housed in an adjacent new building. Facing south west, an outdoor performance space is created between the existing warehouses and new building, enjoy views across the dock to the existing Inland Waterways Museum.
Rick Mather Architects beat off competition from Wilford + Partners, Fletcher Priest, John Miller and Partners, and Bennetts Assocaites with Professor Frewer. Judges included Graham Morrison and Richard Burton.
Rick Mather wins Gloucester Performing-Arts Centre
10 April 97
A star is born in Docklands
Robert Bevan - 18 April 97