Friday18 August 2017

Perkins & Will flats set for Shakespeare theatre site

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Galliard unveils new images of £750m east London scheme

Galliard Homes has unveiled new images of a £750 million scheme by Perkins & Will, the practice of former RIBA president Jack Pringle, to transform the site of Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre in Shoreditch into luxury flats and offices.

The scheme – called The Stage – features a 37-storey residential tower, two office buildings and restaraunts and cafes built around a new public square, which will also showcase the sunken remains of Shakespeare’s Tudor theatre.

Construction work at the east London site will begin in April, with completion scheduled for early 2019.

A Shakespeare heritage centre and 200-seat ampitheatre are planned for the square. A glass platform will be installed above the theatre remains, which date back to 1577, allowing visitors to walk over and view them.

Romeo & Juliet and Henry V were both purportedly first performed at Curtain Theatre.

The scheme incorporates an existing 19th century railway viaduct located on one side of the new square, which will be rejigged to accommodate more than 800sq m of new shops and bars.



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