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Page\Park reveals Glasgow's Theatre Royal revamp plans

Glasgow-based architects Page\Park has submitted plans for a £10 million extension and upgrade to the city’s Theatre Royal

The practice beat Caruso St John, Nord Architecture, Terry Pawson Architects and Tim Ronalds Architects to land the Scottish Opera-backed scheme last year.

The scheme, which will improve and increase the public space at the front of the 19th Century theatre, is expected to be heard committee in October.

The submitted designs could yet change depending on funding.

Previous story (AJ 15.02.10)

Page\Park lands Glasgow’s Theatre Royal revamp

Glasgow-based architects Page\Park has seen off the likes of Caruso St John and Nord Architecture to win the prize £10 million project to design an extension to the city’s Theatre Royal.

The outfit also beat Terry Pawson Architects and Tim Ronalds Architects to land the Scottish Opera-backed scheme to improve and increase the public space at the front of the 19th Century theatre.

The competition was run through the OJEU tender process.

Previous story (AJ 09.12.09)

Tasty shortlist drawn up for Glasgow’s Theatre Royal revamp

Scottish Opera has named Caruso St John and Nord Architecture on a five-strong shortlist in the contest to design an extension to the Theatre Royal Glasgow

The practices are joined by Terry Pawson Architects, Tim Ronalds Architects and locally based Page\Park. The victor will oversee a multimillion pound project to improve and increase the public space at the front of the 19th Century theatre – once the home to Scottish television.

A spokesman for Scottish Opera said: ‘The long-term, multimillion-pound project, will significantly expand and upgrade the front of house area at the theatre, providing a greatly improved experience for audiences.

‘It will also bring the theatre into line with other major Scottish theatres such as Eden Court in Inverness, His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen and Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre, who have all modernised their front of house spaces in recent years.’

A winner is expected to be announced in mid-January 2010.

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