After over 70 years in north London Mountview’s home had become unfit for our needs, with no public spaces or theatre.
A brownfield site in Peckham was identified by Southwark Council and in October 2016 Mountview embarked on an ambitious £30-million project to relocate to a permanent, purpose-built building. Only two years later, in September 2018, Mountview moved into a brand new home on Peckham Square.
The 10,600m² development is a landmark building and a world-class resource for our vocational training, the theatre industry and community alike.
The building includes public spaces with a 200-seat theatre made possible through a generous £1 million donation from Sir Cameron Mackintosh, an 80-seat Backstage Theatre named after a founding gift from the Backstage Trust, and a rooftop restaurant/bar with views across the London skyline.
Training facilities include 21 studios, two TV studios, a radio suite, production workshops, music practice rooms and meeting rooms. Further spaces include office space for leading national arts organisations and a 195-m² professional rehearsal studio for hire.
Mountview’s new home was designed by Carl Turner Architects (now Turner Works), a RIBA regional and national award–winning practice and built by Gilbert-Ash, builder of the Stirling Prize-winning Liverpool Everyman Theatre.
In 2020, Mountview was nominated by The Stage for the Theatre Building of the Year.