Glyndebourne is in the final stages of planning a new, state-of-the-art production hub that will unite all its expert making departments under one roof.
It will be the organisation’s biggest capital investment since the rebuilding of its world-class opera house in 1994. In addition to housing technical workspace, the building will contain three music practice rooms and an extra rehearsal space.
The new hub will enable Glyndebourne to sustain its competitive edge, providing state of the art facilities that support the company’s high artistic standards and help it attract and retain creative staff.
The building will also improve the organisation's environmental footprint, with a design that gives careful consideration to environmental factors. The development is being designed to meet the BREEAM Excellent standard for sustainable development.
In addition, the hub will enhance the visitor experience through the addition of an attractive new building that offers greater potential for running tours of backstage departments.
A targeted fundraising effort will seek to raise the money for the project, underwritten by reserves that have been built up in recent years for this purpose.
Nicholas Hare Architects have been appointed to the project and an architect's model of the development will be on display to visitors during the 2017 Glyndebourne Festival. Work on the new building is expected to begin this winter.
The new production hub is part of a wider programme of investment taking place at Glyndebourne that includes upgrades to front of house facilities, re-landscaping and the extension of wet weather facilities.
These initiatives all support Glyndebourne’s commitment to sustaining its high standards and retaining its reputation for excellence in all areas.