British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Price & Myers; Harley Haddow
The comprehensive refurbishment and expansion of BAFTA’s Grade II listed headquarters at Piccadilly included the raising and re-integration of two large Victorian rooflights and decorative plasterwork to create a new top floor members’ area. These stunning features, previously hidden for 50 years, were restored to their original grandeur. The 227-seat Princess Anne Theatre was upgraded to create an unparalleled theatre experience and is complemented by a new 43-seater cinema with both spaces including state-of-the-art audio technology.
The new space will enhance BAFTA’s international identity as a centre of excellence for motion and picture arts, as well as generating extra revenue to ensure long-term financial sustainability for the charity.