Montagu Evans provided Plough Yard Developments Ltd with planning consultancy and heritage advice on a £250 million mixed use scheme, nicknamed The Stage.
The name is intended to mark Shoreditch’s legacy and enduring role as one of London’s foremost artistic quarters.
The development comprises a total of six buildings including a residential 40 storey tower with 400 apartments, two offices buildings, a building for exhibition uses and a refurbished railway viaduct building with retail units.
Initial site investigations revealed the foundations of the Curtain Theatre, made famous as Shakespeare’s “Wooden O” where Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was first performed. The historic remains will be preserved in a two-storey glass enclosure next to a Shakespeare museum and the open-air performance space.
The proposed plans by Pringle Brandon Drew Architects highlight a unique and interesting opportunity in the heart of London. Creative and edgy Shoreditch is regarded as an exciting and active area, housing a large and active design and arts community and recently seeing an influx of many hi-tech companies. This has given rise to the idea of “Silicon Roundabout” and the emergence of this part of London as a powerful growth area which is undergoing incredible transformation and attracting high levels of investment.
For more information about the development please visit, thestageshoreditch.com