This project involved working on a listed building to deliver a state-of-the-art £2.25 million restoration, refurbishment and extension project for the iconic 1930s Broadway Cinema in Letchworth Garden City allowing it to offer theatrical performances as well as its usual film repertoire.
We transformed the 400-seat Screen 1 to also offer theatrical performances, including new back stage areas and technical upgrades. A three storey steel-framed and brick-clad extension to the rear of the building – mirroring the current building’s style – has allowed the Broadway Cinema to utilize around 300 sq. m of extra space.
Dressing rooms have been installed at stage level; as well as a green room on the intermediate mezzanine floor and a loading bay for goods and personnel. A high-voltage substation has been built into the extension to cater for the additional electrical load of the new complex lighting and sound systems, and a heavy goods lift has also been installed.