Bolton’s Octagon Theatre was originally opened in 1967, as the first fully professional flexible theatre in the country, by Princess Margaret.
Last week David Jennings of our Manchester Studio led a tour which included two of the original co-founders, the leader of Bolton Council and the Chief Executive of the Octagon Theatre around the proposed works ongoing on-site. Most of the work takes place at the rear of the auditorium, including 6 storeys where the old rehearsal studio once was.
Dr. Philip Butterworth, one of the founders commented: “As you might imagine, this was a nostalgic and inspiring tour conducted by the architects and builders whose commitment and enthusiasm for the project is obvious”.
We look forward to seeing the progress on-site and the new Theatre to be opened.
Ronnel joins jmarchitects Glasgow Studio!
Join us in welcoming Ronnel Caliwag, who joined our Glasgow studio earlier this month as a Part I Architectural Assistant!
Bolton Market Site Visit!
jmarchitects just visited site to witness the fast progress of the new steelwork installation, whilst ground is being prepared for the structural floor slab! It’s so great to see it all taking shape!
The Linen Quarter shortlisted in the Residential – Multi Unit category at the Scottish Design Awards
The Linen Quarter at Pilmuir Works is a new residential community created within the restored Category A-listed former Damask linen factory, previously on the Historic Environment Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register.