May 2016: Another award for the cabinet! Foster Wilson Architects were honoured to be selected as the winner in the Community Benefit Category in the RICS East 2016 Awards for our project ‘The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s’ in Bedford.
The judges said:
“Within what was a Moravian church (and is a listed building) the Quarry Theatre provides a new performing arts centre for Bedford School. Importantly, it also provides a venue available to local community groups to perform in a modern 300 seat venue that includes facilities such as a modern foyer and bar with studio theatre. Since opening in April 2015 over 5,500 customers have attended a variety of shows and The Quarry Theatre has hosted an impressive line-up of internationally acclaimed musicians, comedians and touring theatre companies. It has been successful in its aim to involve the wider community of Bedford as well as providing a first class facility for the school community.”