Project Description -
Opera North is England’s national opera company in the North and one of Europe’s
leading arts organisations. Opera North are undertaking a development which seeks to
enhance their base campus on New Briggate, Leeds by providing a dedicated access
to the Howard Assembly Room, converting existing derelict shops on New Briggate
into a restaurant and constructing a visually impressive three storey circulation atrium.
Additional rehearsal studios and Education Hub will be created within Premier House. In
August 2018 the scheme was granted Planning Permission and site works are
expected to start in January 2019.
The design for the scheme has recently passed through the RIBA Stage 4 gateway and
RBA have been instrumental in managing the project programme during the pre
contract phase. Developing a programme which ties in with the production and
rehearsal constraints of Opera North and the adjacent Grand Theatre has been a key
task and detailed constraints analysis was required to manage survey works required to
inform design development.