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Shakespeare North Theatre Building in Knowsley

Education Building in Liverpool, Merseyside design by Helm Architecture / Austin-Smith: Lord, England, UK

29 Nov 2016

Shakespeare North Theatre Building in Liverpool

Shakespeare North Theatre Building in Prescot, Knowsley, Liverpool

Design: Helm Architecture wilth Austin-Smith: Lord LLB

Architects appointed to design £19m playhouse and education hub in Merseyside.

Shakespeare North Theatre Building in Knowsley

Plans for a £19m theatre in Merseyside have progressed with architects appointed to oversee the project, reports The Guardian.

Shakespeare North, a 350-seat replica Shakespearean theatre and education hub in Knowsley, was awarded planning permission in April after councillors voted unanimously in favour.

London-based Helm Architecture will design the theatre and Austin-Smith: Lord LLB have been appointed as the supporting architects.

Scale models, artists’ impressions and CGI images of the new theatre have been released. Organisers hope the project in Prescot, a town in Knowsley, will join Stratford-upon-Avon and the Globe in London as one of three key destinations for Shakespeare lovers.

Shakespeare North Theatre Building in Liverpool

Prescot is thought to have been the only English town outside of London to have had a freestanding, purpose-built indoor playhouse in the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, and Shakespeare is thought to have belonged to a troupe of actors who performed there.

Aecom is to provide mechanical and electrical engineering services to the project, alongside Mott MacDonald, which will provide structural engineering services

Construction is set to begin in November 2017, and the theatre is expected to open in 2020.

Austin-Smith:Lord Architects


Location: Knowsley, Liverpool, Merseyside, north west England, UK

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