A New Jacksons Lane
Jacksons Lane1 Nov — 15 Jul
Much of Jacksons Lane’s character comes from the rustic charm of the building. Based within a former Methodist church, Jacksons Lane is a Grade II-listed space with eye-catching early Gothic architecture.
Running a heritage building provides a significant challenge, over and above the operation of a contemporary structure. As well as having to contend with over 115 years of wear and tear, construction standards and regulations regarding accessibility have improved dramatically in the decades since the building was originally fabricated.
Construction work began in November 2020 to address these challenges and other issues that the building faced. Work is scheduled to be completed by Summer 2021.
Arts Council England and Haringey Council have provided £2.5 million and £1.25 million respectively for the work.
Additional fundraising will be necessary to achieve the vision pictured in these artistic renders. To support the redevelopment or enquire about philanthropic opportunities, click here.
The wide-ranging redevelopment across Jacksons Lane will focus on several key areas:
Creating a better audience experience
Modernising the studio spaces
Providing a flexible working environment
In addition to the parameters above, the redevelopment aims to create a space that maintains our position as the UK’s leading venue for contemporary circus and artistically-led creative learning in the post-Covid environment.
The project will be overseen by architects Citizens Design Bureau. The London-based agency has a number of cultural designs to their name, including the award-winning Royal Court Theatre project.
The firm’s director Katy Marks was Project Architect on the redevelopment of the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, which won the 2014 Stirling Prize for Best New Building – the UK’s most coveted architectural accolade.