East London Regeneration Scheme Approved

16 07 2013

Plough Yard Developments has won planning permission for the restoration and redevelopment of a lost Shakespearean theatre.

The Stilwell Partnership argued special circumstances to negotiate enhanced car parking for this major East London regeneration project.  As members of the Project Team, The Stilwell Partnership provided all Traffic and Highway related services for the successful Planning application.

The Stage in Shoreditch EC2, spread over 2.5 acres, is the disused site of London’s second-oldest Shakespearean theatre.

The London Borough of Hackney approved the prestigious multi-million pound scheme comprising:
• 385 flats within a new 40 storey tower
• 250,000 sq. ft. of office space providing employment for up to 3,000 staff
• 50,000 sq. ft. of shops, cafés and restaurants.
• An existing 19th century Victorian railway viaduct will be restored to accommodate a plaza and 7,800 sq. ft. “urban park” on top.

Centrepiece of the project will be restoration of the Shakespearean Curtain Theatre, famous for the first performance of Romeo and Juliet, and which was discovered during archaeological investigations in 2011.

The theatre will be excavated, preserved and exhibited in a 13,000 sq. ft. space that includes a 164-seat indoor auditorium. Outside, a 200-seat outdoor performance space will link to a new 1.3-acre open square.

For this high profile major development, The Stilwell Partnership provided:
• Transportation and Traffic advice,
• Transport Assessment,
• Travel Plan,
• Car Parking Management Plan and a
• Car Park Justification report, and
• Design advice on the car parking, access and servicing areas




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