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Performing Arts Centre


SRA were invited to provide a concept scheme for a new dedicated Theatre and Performing Arts Centre for a school in Lincolnshire. The brief requested a new and exciting statement building which would inspire students and show the schools dedication to Performing Arts. It was important that this building provided an advertisement for the school due to its frontal location. Our team worked in close collaboration with each other to produce numerous sketches and ideas, all the while remaining concious of the technical challenges that lay ahead, such as the sheer amount of mechanical plant that would be required in a building of this scale.

As with most of our projects, 2D drawings were first produced before evolving into a detailed 3D model once layouts were finalised. We decided to put our new version of the rendering software into practice and created realistic visualizations of our proposals.

The proposed scheme incorporates large amounts of glazing to fill the building with natural daylight light, along with colourful attractive cladding panels to provide the eye-catching advert. A flat roof has been introduced above the main entrance where mechanical plant equipment can reside, allowing easy access for general maintenance and servicing. Punctured metal cladding has been introduced around the perimeter of this section to obscure the plant machinary, with the school logo incorporated by introducing smaller and more frequent punctures within the paneling.

Although currently a feasibility scheme, the design provides just an insight into the work that our team can undertake and the level of detail and forethought SRA consider, even during the concept stage.


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I have worked with quite a few architectural practices over the years, I can honestly say SRA are in the top draw category of design companies. Their designs and drawings are of a really high standard. They are thorough and methodical. Their specifications leave little to doubt which means you can precisely quote for what you are being asked to build. […] Plus they are nice people, professional and easy to work for.

Matt, Builder

SRA Architecture have made so much difference – we now have six parking/pull-in spaces with our own filter lane taking the school traffic away from the lane, leaving it free for the residents and through traffic including emergency vehicles.

Clare Dawson, School Business Manager

Niell and team did a great job with plans and 3D graphics.  As I struggle to visualise, the graphics allowed me to get a realistic image. Having Niell deal with the planning department takes away the stress and their knowledge and experience is invaluable. They were very patient as we couldn’t always make up our minds. Thanks guys, great job.

Sharon, Residential Client

We have been working with Niell and his team at SRA in redesigning an existing planning passed house design. We have found them to be highly efficient, offering good choice of recommendations and proposals and very easy and pleasant to work with. The brief had to take place within a short period of time and the team were very accommodating with this, especially in difficult Covid times. I would highly recommend using SRA for future plans.

Jennifer, Residential Client

The designs that SRA produced were outstanding. The layout works perfect and the specification is exactly what we were after! SRA oversaw the whole project through to completion and ensured the building was delivered as expected.

Residential Client

It is wonderful to see such an excellent facility completed and for it to be able to offer education and childcare to our community.

Richard Wells, Parish Council Chairman