The Deck has opened at The National Theatre 23.07.18

A new events space, designed by Haworth Tompkins, has opened at The National Theatre. The permanent venue, known as The Deck, replaces a temporary structure on the third floor terrace. The Deck will be used for entertainment, conferences and events throughout the year. The pavilion is a naturally ventilated, highly insulated timber framed structure with framed views over the River Thames and City of London. Haworth Tompkins worked closely with specialist fabricators Stage One, who prefabricated the project off site, allowing a swift and non-invasive installation over the past six months.

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The refurbishment of the Grade I listed Theatre Royal Drury Lane has started on site. The work on the historic Covent Garden theatre includes restoration of the early 19th century front of house spaces designed by Benjamin Wyatt, remodelling the 1920s auditorium, stage house and back of house areas and creating a new extension in Vinegar Yard to provide additional front of house accommodation.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Bristol Old Vic to officially open the newly redeveloped front of house space and to share the historic moment with the next generation of theatre makers in a series of school workshops held throughout the building. Haworth Tompkins director, Roger Watts described the work that has taken place, accompanied by Artistic Director Tom Morris.

Battersea Arts Centre has won The Stage award for Theatre Building of Year after being praised as being 'restored to breathtaking effect'. The ceremony took place at the Bridge Theatre, associate Imogen Long picking up the award for Haworth Tompkins.

Haworth Tompkins are working on a study with artistic director Kitte Wagner and the city of Malmö authorities to create a new foyer space, and a reconfigured auditorium, within their astonishing 1899 Hippodrome building.

The Stage magazine has named Steve Tompkins as the most influential figure in British theatre this year as part of their annual Stage 100 list for the contribution he and the team at Haworth Tompkins have made to the design of British Theatre. The list is gathered through anonymous nomination by leading figures from the performing arts industry, as well as senior editorial contributors to the magazine, taking into account achievements over the past 12 months as well as a historical body of work.

Battersea Arts Centre has appeared in round ups of the best architecture of 2018 in the Guardian and Frieze Magazine.

Haworth Tompkins have completed the first phase of a two year, £20m refurbishment of the Knights Park campus at Kingston University. The new facilities for Kingston School of Art include workshops and studios for printmaking, interior design and product & furniture design, enabling students to work alongside, and be inspired by, a variety of creative disciplines.

Haworth Tompkins have built a 1/100 scale Biscuitwork Tower as part of the Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City at the V&A. This continues our collaboration with Lyndon Goode and Pitman Tozer, who we are working alongside on Fish Island Village in Hackney Wick.