The redevelopment of Riverside Studios is due for completion in 2018. Our new live environment will continue to provide a mixed programme of performing arts in all its forms as well as the best in cinema and television.
Our digital ambition will be to help bring the work of arts organisations around the country to new audiences. Riverside will support the turning point in how audiences experience performing arts using all forms of modern technology.
Our existing Studios and the neighbouring Queen's Wharf is currently being replaced by a new building across both sites. Riverside Studios will have much improved facilities including three studios for television, theatre, dance, opera, music and comedy. We'll have a 200 seat cinema and screening room, a community & rehearsal area and a greatly enhanced public entertainment facility including a local events and entertainment space. There'll be a beautiful new cinema foyer with its own bar and a permanent exhibition of our heritage. The building will have its own bakery, a brasserie and a fine dining restaurant each with their own bar. The river walkway will be opened up for the first time in front of Riverside Studios and Queen's Wharf allowing you to walk beside the river all the way from Barnes Bridge to Craven Cottage.
The new Riverside Studios will inhabit most of the ground floor and parts of the basement, first and second floors. The remainder of the building will be apartments built by our development partners Mount Anvil and A2 Dominion.
Internal Architectural Design on the project is being led by Flanagan Lawrence, the award-winning, design-led architectural practice based in West London. Gardiner & Theobald head up our Project Management, act as Quantity Surveyors and offer Construction (Design and Management) Co-ordination; WSP provide Structural, Mechanical & Electrical and Fire Services; the Acoustic Consultants are Sandy Brown; the Approved Inspectors are JM Partnership; the Access Consultants are Earnscliffe; and Keith Winton Design are our Catering Consultants for the new Bakery, Brasserie and Restaurant. The lighting for Riverside Studios is being designed by EQ2 Light. We are delighted that ISg Fit Out are to be the principal contractors for the fit out of the new Riverside Studios.
We are producing a film of Riverside's Redevelopment which will become part of our new Digital Archive. Here's the story so far - the closure of the old building, a look at how the redevelopment work is getting on and a preview of what the new Riverside Studios will look like:
Riverside Studios - Building Our Future - July 2016.