Moreton Hall School's new theatre recognised in awards

The Holroyd Community Theatre, with its distinct design, emerging from the Shropshire landscape in the grounds of Moreton Hall, has been recognised in the national construction awards under the category of Best Public Service / Educational Building.

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20th July 2020 — The Holroyd Community Theatre, with its distinct design, emerging from the Shropshire landscape in the grounds of Moreton Hall, has been recognised in the national construction awards under the category of Best Public Service / Educational Building, nominated by DPA.

Judged by a panel of construction industry experts the awards celebrate the highest quality projects from around England and Wales and reward the best in technical innovation, construction quality, sustainability and creative design.

The Theatre’s impressive foyer and 180 seat auditorium has been designed to provide a bespoke performance space and promises to be not only a venue for local performers but also a destination of choice for professional touring companies, when its doors can officially reopen following lockdown imposed by COVID-19.

Chris Jones, Director of Weston Rhyn’s Jones Brothers and a fourth generation builder leading on the construction of the project said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for this prestigious industry award, it’s a testament to the hard work put in by the whole team.”

Paul Everall CBE, Chief Executive at LABC commented: "These awards are different. They aren’t about good looks or fancy design (although many winners incorporate both). They are about quality and standards. No other building awards look at how well buildings are put together from start to finish and the skills and competencies of those who design and construct them. We are very proud of everyone involved – they show the way ahead for the industry."

George Budd, Principal of Moreton Hall concluded: “These awards recognise high quality design and build - meaning it’s another endorsement that the Holroyd is a fabulous addition to the local area with its professional quality performance, function and display spaces.”

Finalists for the West Midlands LABC Building Excellence Awards will be announced on Thursday 10th September 2020.

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About Moreton Hall School

Moreton is seen as a forward-looking school where we value academic success and extra-curricular achievement equally. The school is known for being small, friendly and open, not cluttered by petty rules, but with a clear set of values agreed upon and respected by all members of the school community.

Established in 1913 by the Lloyd-Williams family, today Moreton Hall is proud to be one of the UK's highest achieving independent girls' schools.

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