Arts Team

Architecture for the performing arts

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The Anvil

The Anvil is a multi-function arts facility and a new social centre for Basingstoke. It houses a 1,400 seat concert hall and a smaller multi-purpose hall. Together with the refurbished Haymarket Theatre in the old town centre, these facilities meet the full range of performing arts spaces needed for the wider town.

• RIBA Regional Award 1994
• Civic Trust Award 1995, commendation (incl footbridge)
• Energy Efficient Building of The Year 1995, business
• Structural Steel Design Award 1995, certificate of merit (incl footbridge)

The Anvil
Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK
clientBasingstoke & Deane Borough Council
£10.5m | opened April 1994

photo: John Walsom