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Allies and Morrison completes Jacobean theatre at Globe

[First look + project data] Allies and Morrison’s £7.5 million Sam Wanamaker Playhouse opened this week

The 340-seat project marks the last phase in the rebuilding of Shakespeare’s Globe on Bankside.

The Jacobean theatre is based on two 17th-century drawings by John Webb and will be lit by candlelight

Allies and Morrison’s £7.5 million Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London

Source: Pete Le May

Allies and Morrison’s £7.5 million Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London

Project data

Architects:  Allies and Morrison with reconstruction Architect Jon Greenfield for Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Allies and Morrison for Foyer
Location: Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
Type Of Project: Theatre
Structural Engineers: Momentum
Project Architect: Oliver Heywood
Design Team: tbc
Client: Shakespeare’s Globe
Funding:  tbc
Tender date: September 2012
Start on site date: November 2012 for both Playhouse and Foyer
Contract duration: 22 weeks for Foyer during which time the building remained fully operational, 44 weeks for Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Gross internal floor area: 1,810 m2
Form of contract and/or procurement: Single Stage Traditional
Total cost:  tbc 
M&e consultant: 
Quantity surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald
Planning supervisor: tbc
Lighting consultant: Arup (Foyer only)
Main contractor: Virtus
Selected subcontractors and suppliers: Work on the green Oak frame, including traditional carving, jointing and turning, was led by specialist craftsman Peter McCurdy of McCurdy & Co.; Services Engineer – FHP; Project Manager – Gardiner & Theobald; Fire Consultant – The Fire Surgery; Access Consultant – David Bonnett Associates; Acoustician – Gillieron Scott Acoustic Design; Theatre Consultant – Fisher Dachs Associates (to Stage D); Paul Russell for Shakespeare’s Globe (stage E onwards); Approved Inspector – Approved Inspector Services; Candle Specialist – Professor Martin White, University of Bristol






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