We have a passion for creating
great buildings and spaces that
people enjoy using. Our approach
is collaborative, enthusiastic and
consistent - design individuality
that is achieved by an ability to
listen and reflect client need
Unsere Passion ist das Entwerfen von Gebäuden und Räumen, in denen sich Menschen wohlfühlen. Unsere Haltung ist gemeinschaftlich, enthusiastisch und anspruchsvoll. Unsere Ergebnisse sind getragen von der Fähigkeit des Zuhörens und der Umsetzung der Anforderungen und Wünsche des Bauherrn.
RE:NEW is the name of the development project set to transform Chester’s 1936 Odeon building into a new world-class theatre, library and cinema.
The Chester Odeon is Grade 2 Listed and has been empty and deteriorating since 2007, the project will convert and extend the building to house new theatre, library and cinema spaces housed in a cultural centre which will be the focus of day-long activity in the city centre. The scheme accommodates the needs of the cultural centre whilst preserving and enhancing the character of the Art Deco Odeon and integrating the building into the city centre.
The new cultural centre will be a place where audiences will be truly inspired. It will both produce its own work, and welcome the best national and international artists to the region. The centre will blend theatre, music, dance, literature and cinema in what will be a nationally celebrated fusion of a library and performing arts space. Ellis Williams has been working in collaboration with Bennetts Associates and main contractor Kier via the NWCH framework.
“One of the most exciting projects in England at the moment…
A powerful, modern, forward-thinking vision”
Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chairman, Arts Council
Joined EllisWilliams in: 1994
Qualifications: BArch (Hons) DipArch (Dis) RIBA, ARB
Dominic has designed projects such as the Welsh National Sailing Centre and Events Centre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Q3 Design Academy and a 50,000sqm mixed use project in Georgia for Rezid holdings. He worked previously at SOM on commercial and master-planning schemes in Berlin and Amsterdam.
Dominic has over 23 years chartered experience and his sector range also includes arts, leisure, education and historic buildings. His projects often involve the need for intense public consultation often with cross over between public and private use. He has a long held interest in cultural spaces and recent work in that field includes Warwick University arts centre, Chester Renew and the Mostyn gallery which acheived both RIBA and Civic Trust awards. Dominic is currently working with Hounslow Council on their new Civic Centre and also completing a new EFA University Technical College in Warrington.
He has lectured throughout the UK, has been an external examiner at several universities, is a RIBA Client Design Advisor and has acted as a judge for the RIBA Awards Panel. He was awarded the gold medal for architecture Wales and he has also contributed work to numerous publications including the recent Taschen' Architecture Museums Now!' publication.
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