We worked with Doncaster Council to create a new Civic and Cultural Quarter in the heart of the Yorkshire town.

Delivered by
Muse
Location
Doncaster
Use
Social value / Residential / Civic & Community / Homes / Leisure / Mixed Use / Public Space

Quality design

Doncaster deserved a bold vision, so we commissioned Aedas architects to come up with a striking design that would deliver a landmark for the town. Its new, ultramodern performance venue, Cast, would be at home in any major European city.

A cultural catalyst

The centrepiece is the world-class Cast Theatre, that brings life, creativity and character to an area which had been suffering from major decline.

Local knowledge

Cast references the town’s traditional industries, when cast iron was used on the railways and in the structure of another of Doncaster’s iconic buildings, the Corn Exchange. It is uniquely Doncaster, drawing on its rich history to create a community asset the town can be proud of.

A place for people

Cast offers diverse, creative experiences in a welcoming and supportive atmosphere. It’s committed to bringing the joy of theatre to everyone with adapted performances and supporting access for those with disabilities.

Quality design

Doncaster deserved a bold vision, so we commissioned Aedas architects to come up with a striking design that would deliver a landmark for the town. Its new, ultramodern performance venue, Cast, would be at home in any major European city.

A cultural catalyst

The centrepiece is the world-class Cast Theatre, that brings life, creativity and character to an area which had been suffering from major decline.

Local knowledge

Cast references the town’s traditional industries, when cast iron was used on the railways and in the structure of another of Doncaster’s iconic buildings, the Corn Exchange. It is uniquely Doncaster, drawing on its rich history to create a community asset the town can be proud of.

A place for people

Cast offers diverse, creative experiences in a welcoming and supportive atmosphere. It’s committed to bringing the joy of theatre to everyone with adapted performances and supporting access for those with disabilities.

We've delivered

Award-winning CAST theatre
Civic offices
New public square
94 new homes
Renovated multi-storey carpark

In numbers

sq ft

Office, retail & leisure space

£million

Value

years

Duration

Acres

Awards

Year
Award

2014

Doncaster CCQ - Best Commercial Development

Insider Yorkshire Property Awards

2014

Doncaster CCQ - Best Regeneration Project and Project of the Year

RICS Pro Yorkshire Awards

2014

Civic office - Doncaster CCQ

RIBA Regional Awards

2014

Doncaster CCQ - Highly Commended

RICS National Awards

Certainly, Doncaster seems to have taken Cast to its heart. When the Guardian visited on a cold week-day lunchtime the place was bustling.

Mark Brown
North of England Correspondent, The Guardian
Scott Cardwell
Assistant Director, Doncaster Council

Location

Cast Theatre

Waterdale
Doncaster DN1 3BU

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