Graham Winteringham

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Graham Winteringham (born 1923)[1] is an English architect who was born in Louth, Lincolnshire. Winteringham's work has consisted either of public buildings or the restoration of historic buildings.

Early life[edit]

He studied at Birmingham School of Architecture (became part of Birmingham Polytechnic) after serving in the Royal Navy for the duration of World War II.

Public buildings[edit]

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Broad Street

The 300 seat Crescent Theatre building was designed by Winteringham and built on Cumberland Street in Birmingham in 1964. Featuring a revolving auditorium/stage, the design was quite revolutionary for its time.[2]

In 1972, Winteringham received a Royal Institute of British Architects Award for his design of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, one of the largest theatres of its type in Britain. Opened in 1971, by Princess Margaret, the 901 seat theatre forms the centerpiece of Centenary Square in central Birmingham.[3]

Building restoration[edit]

Rosehill House, forming part of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, has been documented in Emyr Thomas's book Coalbrookdale and the Darbys. By 1979, when Winteringham first produced a detailed restoration report, the house had become uninhabitable. A year later, a full restoration programme commenced and the building was officially opened to the public in 1985 by Sir Adrian Cadbury.[4]

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