Concord Theatre Restoration – Bank of NH Stage

TFMoran engineers worked closely with Dennis Mires P.A. The Architects and Milestone Engineering and Construction to provide civil and structural engineering for the renovation of the historic Concord Theatre in Concord, NH.

Originally a bakery started in the mid-1800’s, The Concord Theatre building was converted to a movie theatre which ran from the 1930’s to the mid 1990’s. The property also housed various small businesses more recently. However, the main movie theatre has been vacant for many years. The renovation project created a flexible event venue for the Capitol Center for the Arts , which is now called Bank of New Hampshire Stage.

The existing building was in need of repair and rehabilitation. Consequently, the project includes significant structural upgrades and repairs to the building framing. Outdated floor, roof and wall framing will be reinforced or replaced. Additionally, an interior balcony and new cantilevered marquee will be added.

A small addition was added on the building’s south side for a new stair and elevator. The attractive addition was built in conjunction with functional and aesthetic improvements to the building’s site. New pavement, plantings, seating and a loading area are planned. The project was completed in early summer 2019.

Bank of NH Stage received a 2020 Merit Award from Plan NH for Excellence in Planning, Design, and/or Development.