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Theatre Royal in Portsmouth

27.01.2014 Roberts Brothers Construction Ltd have been appointed by ISG Plc to start work on the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth –a joint venture between the theatre and University of Portsmouth. The £16 million redevelopment of the New Theatre will see the reinstatement of a 30m fly tower at the rear, some 40 years after the stage house burned down and was subsequently demolished.

The transformation of the New Theatre Royal includes the extension of the original building to provide a range of new facilities that will support the theatre’s ambitions to create its own productions and become an important creative space for film, television and drama students from the university. ISG will deliver a new double-height studio theatre and television studio, each with its own control room, as well as flexible teaching space, music practice rooms and office areas. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2014.

Roberts Brothers Construction Ltd continue their working relationship with ISG including further contracts at Bedfont Lake, Feltham and Bisham Abbey, Marlow.