We are excited to announce that our Peckham home has today been shortlisted for the 2020 RIBA London Regional Awards.

The building 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. 

The shortlisting in RIBA’s 2020 London Regional Awards is the latest recognition for the building that includes being shortlisted for Theatre Building of the Year by The Stage.

We celebrate our 75th anniversary this year, having previously been based in north London in a building which had no public spaces or theatre and had become unfit for needs. After a long search a brownfield site in Peckham was identified by Southwark Council and in October 2016 we embarked on an ambitious £30-million project to relocate to a permanent, purpose-built building. Two years later, in September 2018, we moved into our brand-new home.

Joint CEOs, Sarah Preece and Stephen Jameson, commented:

“Everyone at Mountview is thrilled by this latest recognition of our new home. Turner Works’ inspiring design brilliantly reflects Mountview’s commitment to ensuring that drama schools and arts organisations become more open, allowing people from all walks of life to access culture and training. This building reflects Mountview’s reimagining how cultural buildings work in influencing and enabling new ways of training and learning without any barriers of access to a building or its many activities.”

Architect Carl Turner commented:

“Working collaboratively with Mountview has been a dream commission for our studio. They took a chance working with a small practice and gave us that opportunity. We are delighted with the way the project has been delivered, a huge team effort, and above all the legacy and opportunity that the building and Mountview the organisation are and will provide for future generations. A huge privilege for us to have contributed.”