deHavilland Weston Auditorium

University of Hertfordshire

location | Hatfield   year | 2003   value | £3m   size | 3,000m2

This sculptural, stainless-steel clad auditorium is a focal point within the de Havilland campus and the wider community. The building provides a flexible 465 seat public performance facility, capable of hosting drama, cinema, conference and music events. Developed in close consultation with theatre and specialist acoustic designers the auditorium has become recognised as a primary venue in the area.

As a cultural focus for the region, UH Arts run a broad spectrum of highly acclaimed events throughout the year and is a key component of the University’s community engagement programme in addition to providing a large scale lecture space and conference venue for the University.

    We have been very pleased with the ability of the [architect’s] team to build successful relationships with University and Project team staff which has resulted in both stakeholder buy-in for the projects and effective team working.
    — Amanda Thorp | Ex-Director of Estates University of Hertfordshire