Shakespeare North Playhouse
Project name: Shakespeare North Playhouse
M&E Order Value: £3.8m
M&E Design and Build: Dodd Group
Dodd Group was appointed as the MEP Contractor to design and build the services installation associated with the new Shakespeare Theatre in Knowsley.
When complete, the flexible 320 to 380-seat Playhouse, modelled on the cockpit-in-court design of the 17th century will complete a 'Shakespearean Triangle' - London, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Prescot.
It will also provide cradle to grave learning opportunities, an outdoor performance garden, 'black box' studio theatre, exhibition centre and visitor attraction.
Due to open its doors in 2022, The Playhouse will be an inclusive venue which will not only host high profile Shakespearean drama but also a variety of comedy, music and theatre performances. Attracting people from around the globe, the Playhouse is expected to welcome more than 140,000 visitors per annum and inject £10 million into the local economy through secondary spend.