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...laying the foundations for the future

Shaftsbury Theatre

Shaftsbury Theatre, London

Contract in Brief

Market sector
Commercial

Scope of works
Substructure

Main contractor
Sir Robert McAlpine

Engineer
Michael Jackson Consulting

Architect
Bennetts Associates

Duration
53 weeks

Value
£2.2m

Contract start date
November 2020

Contract summary

The existing floors of the rear auditorium at the Shaftesbury Theatre are to be lowered to provide better access in and around the theatre and into the planned basement located beneath the Bloomsbury street pavement.
The works consists of service isolations, demolishing of existing fabric, underpinning, formation of new manholes and drainage runs, new RC slabs, basement formation and basic fit out to allow the theatre to reopen to the public.