Perkins Builders were commissioned by All Saints College to begin construction of a new state-of-the-art Performing Arts Theatre, situated at the front of the College along Ewing Avenue with a seating capacity of 420 people. Along with the auditorium, the theatre includes four new general learning areas, new staff office facilities, a complete theatre management system with extensive above auditorium catwalks and back of house facilities for all stage performances.
Construction methods include a structural steel frame with full height acoustic brickwork throughout, complete with external stone cladding. To the southern elevation there is full height external glazing together with steel columns encased with glulam timber beams. Within the building there is high specification for the internal finishes with a significant emphasis on the internal timber wall panelling throughout interfaced with timber joinery.
The end product is a multi-purpose theatre/learning building which far exceeds the bench mark for an educational theatre facility.
This project won the title of Best Education Building in the 2013 MBA Excellence in Construction Awards and was a finalist for the overall 2013 Best Project Award.