Storyhouse Chester

Bennetts Associates

The main public elements of the building are housed in the shell of a redundant but much-loved Odeon cinema which dates from 1936 with the theatre auditorium and backstage accommodation housed in a new extension. Extensive public consultation throughout the process resulted in strong engagement with the people of Chester.

Storyhouse has brought a purpose-built theatre and cinema back to the city of Chester after a 10-year absence, and has also created a ground-breaking new city library which is spread throughout the building. Storyhouse is open morning, afternoon and evening seven days a week and represents a revolution in the way civic, public buildings operate.

Location

Storyhouse
Hunter Street
CHESTER CH1 2AR
United Kingdom

Contact

Bennetts Associates

mail@bennettsassociates.com

Client

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Completed

May 2017

Size

7,000 sqm

Contract Value

£37m

Categories

  • Arts
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Historic
  • Public
  • Refurbishment