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Lovelock Mitchell led the revamp design of Pyramid Arts Centre. Credit: via planning documents

Warrington signs off Pyramid Arts Centre reconfiguration

Reorienting the Studio Theatre, adding new toilets, improving the acoustics, upgrading the roof, and creating a new café are all on the cards for the cultural hub.

Warrington Council granted approval to the revamp of the 33,000 sq ft Pyramid Arts Centre at its development management committee meeting on Thursday.

The project, designed by Lovelock Mitchell, will see the grade two-listed building receive a series of upgrades and tweaks geared towards improving “a number of long-term operational and programming issues”, according to a design and access statement.

Pyramid Arts Centre sits on the corner of Winmarleigh Street and Palmyra Square South and has been part of the Warrington cultural scene since the former court building became an exhibition space in 1989. The centre underwent a remodel in 2002 and is operated by Culture Warrington.

Warrington Council, which is leading on the Pyramid upgrade, said much of the funding for the scheme will come from the council’s £22m Town Deal award. Around £5m was allocated for the Pyramid Arts Centre, with the aim to increase the building’s capacity from 220 to around 400.

The application approved Thursday, however, does not include an increase in the theatre’s capacity.

You can learn more about the application by searching 2023/01487/LBC or 2023/01495/FUL on Warrington Council’s planning portal.

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