Canada Arts Centre Designs Unveiled

7 February 2011 (Last Updated February 7th, 2011 18:30)

Designs for a new C$14m (US$14.1m) performing arts centre complex in Cambridge, Canada, have been unveiled by the city council. Designed by Diamond and Schmitt Architects, the two-storey facility will be managed by Drayton Entertainment. Spanning 5,482m², the new buildi

Designs for a new C$14m (US$14.1m) performing arts centre complex in Cambridge, Canada, have been unveiled by the city council.

Designed by Diamond and Schmitt Architects, the two-storey facility will be managed by Drayton Entertainment.

Spanning 5,482m², the new building will feature a 500-seat theatre, administration offices, and production and support facilities for Drayton Entertainment.

The total project cost is C$20.9m (US$21.1m), which also includes technical upgrades to several existing Ontario Drayton Entertainment venues.

The Governments of Canada and Ontario and the city of Cambridge have committed $6m each towards the total eligible project costs, with Drayton Entertainment responsible for the rest.

The theatre is expected to be complete in mid 2012.

Cambridge-based Melloul-Blamey Construction is the construction manager for the project.