IMPROVING OUR BUILDING
THE CAPITAL PROJECT SEPTEMBER 2014 - SPRING 2016
The Capital Project is a ÂŁ13.3m programme developed to improve the building, its facilities and the services we can offer. This project officially launched in 2007 and is due to be completed by Spring 2016.
The works will substantially improve public, performance and event spaces alongside restoring original heritage features. There will be improved access with a number of previously unused areas opened up to create an extraordinary set of spaces that can cater to an ever changing and modern audience.
Some areas of the building will remain open during the works, including the Scratch Bar, but due to the potential of disruption to other rooms we wonâ€™t be hiring out our spaces during this period. Once the project has been completed and the full potential of the building is realised, those spaces will once again be available for hire.
If you would like to be informed when the works are nearing completion please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our mailing list.
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THE PLAN We are in the middle of a nine year plan to improve how we use the building and to upgrade its infrastructure and facilities. Between September 2014 and Spring 2016 we are planning to: Open up the centre of the building, creating additional spaces Restore the stained glass dome above the Octagonal Hall Install new lifts providing level access to all floors of the building, including between the Grand Hall and Lower Hall Return the entrance of the Lower Hall to its original position and improve the Front of House facilities Upgrade doors, staircases and lighting throughout the building, improve the Grand Hall entrance Improve and extend the Grand Hall toilets Add new signage throughout the building, including braille signs Build new dressing rooms on first floor Restore the Grand Hall organ Repair the glass mosaic flooring, external brickwork and decorative stonework
TIMELINE 2007 Feb 2009
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For more information on how we are creating a 21st century space in a 19th century building, visit our website playgroundprojects.bac.org.uk.
ALTERNATIVE VENUES We understand that while the works are taking place you may need to find an alternative venue, so to help you here are a few local alternatives. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2016!
1st Wandsworth Scout Hut 22 / 22a Lyford Road, SW18 3LG Capacity: Up to 50 seated E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlton House 10 - 11 Carlton Terrace, SW1Y 5AH Capacity: Up to 1,000 E: email@example.com T: 020 7969 5224
Shaftesbury Christian Centre 2 Austin Road, SW11 5JP T: 020 7622 4360
St Lukes Community Hall 192 Ramsden Road, SW12 8RQ Capacity: 80 standing, 150 seated E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 020 8772 0463
The Doodle Bar
Chatham Hall 152 Northcote Road, SW11 6RD Capacity: Up to 100 E: email@example.com T: 020 8871 6394/6395
33 Parkgate Road, SW11 4NP Capacity: Up to 800 E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 020 7223 7115
Victory Baptist Church
202 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7EW Capacity: Up to 250 seated E: email@example.com T: 0800 195 9925
673 Garratt Lane, SW17 0PB E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 020 8947 1100
Rosslyn Park Football Club
Priory Lane, SW15 5JH Capacity: Up to 250 E: email@example.com T: 020 8876 6044
Wandsworth Civic Suite Wandsworth High St, SW18 2PU Capacity: Up to 500 E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 020 8871 6394
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FUNDING In order to deliver the ÂŁ13.3m project, we have received support from statutory funders such as Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England as well as from trusts, foundations and individual supporters. We now have less than 10% left to raise. For more information on how we are being funded please visit playgroundprojects.bac.org.uk.
THE GREAT HUNDRED are a group of the 120 most radical and exciting figures across our buildingâ€™s 120 year history. You can make a nomination for a radical figure you think should feature in The Great Hundred and / or you can become a member of The Great Hundred Club. TH E GRE AT HUNDRED
Contact a member of our team on: TheGreatHundred@bac.org.uk or call 020 7326 8234 for further details.
KEEPING IN TOUCH For more information about our spaces or if you would like to be informed when the project is nearing completion, please contact our events team: PHONE 020 7326 8211 EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org ADDRESS Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN www.bac.org.uk