These pictures take you behind the hoardings of Chester’s new cultural centre.
The newly-released images show the progress behind made on the Storyhouse project following 64 weeks of work.
Some of the photographs show the auditorium where nearly all of the intricate high level electrical and pipework is complete to allow the scaffolding to be removed soon.
Once taken away, it will reveal a unique theatre space that transforms from an 800 seat proscenium arch design to a 500 seat, more intimate thrust.
Cheshire West and Chester Council’s cabinet member for culture, leisure and wellbeing councillor Louise Gittins said: “These new photographs offer a fascinating insight into the scale of the building and how each part of the operation flows into the other. We truly believe it’s a building like no other.”
The construction of the circle level seating structure is progressing and works to the stalls and upper circle will start shortly.
The cinema enclosure has been formed, where films of all types will be screened inside a boutique space that will show up to four films a day.
Externally, the copper cladding works are progressing.
Inside the former Odeon building on Hunter Street, works are ‘well advanced’ with decoration, flooring and shelving left to complete.
Works are progressing well to the main Odeon space where it is easy to see the new cinema and bar areas taking shape.
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Externally, the installation of the cast glass is now complete to the north and west elevations and will start shortly on the south.
When the building opens, Storyhouse will combine theatre, library, cinema and restaurant spaces.
The opening was originally scheduled for this autumn but has since been pushed back to December.