Cogent complete works at the Royal Shakespeare costume Workshop for Stepnell




At the end of October, the Cogent Projects team handed over the prestigious, and unique, brand new costume workshop for the Royal Shakespeare Centre in Stratford.

Cogent Projects completed a full M&E revit design, which included:

· Fire Alarm and Security

· Lighting

· Lighting Protection

· Small Power

· Natural Ventilation

· Smoke Ventilation

· MVHR Systems

· Toilet Extract Systems

· Public Health Installations


The redevelopment will create 1,644 sq. m of modern workshop accommodation, mainly over two storeys, to create enhanced facilities for what is the largest in-house costume-making department of any British theatre with an extensive range of facilities. It is one of the few theatres to have an in-house armoury where armour and weapons are made as well as workshops where experts craftspeople make everything from hats, corsets and leatherwork to jewellery and masks