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Other Projects By New Stages

I’ve run a successful session called ’10 Things I Have Learned From Capital Projects’ as part of the Theatre Trust’s Planning A Capital Project workshop on three occasions.

  • January 2017 – current:  I am working for the ITALIA CONTI ACADEMY on their move to a campus in Egham, Surrey, focussing on the new 750 seat theatre to be built as part of their facilities.

 

  • September 2016 – currentLONDON FILM SCHOOL are planning to move to new premises in London City Island, a Ballymore development in the Docklands area, in 2018 and I am acting as Internal Programme Manager for them.

 

  • July 2015 – current: working for the CORONET THEATRE, NOTTING HILL, which was acquired for the Print Room in 2014.  This exciting and ambitious company has already brought this Grade II listed building back into use as a theatre after many years as a cinema and is developing plans for a major renovation project.

 

  • September 2014 – January 2015: undertaking preliminary planning work for the THEATRE ROYAL STRATFORD EAST on their Red Crate project to create a version of the NT’s Shed in Gerry Raffles Square.  The project is currently on hold pending agreement with Newham Borough Council on a masterplan for the square.

 

  • June – December 2013, March – August 2015 and current: working with WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, LEEDS initially on an application to the Arts Council’s Large Capital Grant’s scheme.  The project aims to give the Playhouse a dramatic new entrance on St Peter’s Street and refresh the front-of-house areas substantially increasing accessibility as well as upgrade both existing auditoria and create a new performance space in the ‘rock void’.  The first bid was unsuccessful but the second was awarded £6.6m in January 2016 and I am now working as End User Representative for them to deliver the project in partnership with Leeds City Council.

 

  • September 2012 – July 2013: managing an OJEU compliant design team appointment process for the TRICYCLE THEATRE, LONDON.

 

  • November 2009  – January 2010: advising the ROSES THEATRE TEWKESBURY on the brief for a capital feasibility study and assisting in the engagement of a consultant team to undertake it.

 

  • September 2009 – current (anticipated finish December 2010): Project Manager for SUSTAINED THEATRE, working on their Making Spaces project.  This is to establish a network of spaces across the country for Sustained Theatre members to create work; these will be a mix of existing facilities and projects in which Sustained Theatre will make a capital investment.

 

  • November 2008 – current: Project Manager/Client Representative for the NEW WOLSEY THEATRE, IPSWICH, managing initial design work to RIBA Stage C for a £1.5m extension to the theatre and advising on capital development generally.  The scheme is now on hold whilst fundraising is undertaken, although it is hoped to undertake some small elements of it in the next 12 months.

 

  • June – October 2007: undertaking a feasibility study for IMAGINEER PRODUCTIONS on the conversion of the former Daimler powerhouse building in Coventry into rehearsal studios and production facility.

 

  • December 2005 – February 2006: work for Buro Four Project Services on SHEFFIELD THEATRES’ capital development scheme for the Crucible Theatre, principally looking at budget and fundraising issues.

 

  • August 2003 – September 2005: contract as Project Co-ordinator for TALAWA THEATRE COMPANY for their £9m capital project to create a new home for Black theatre in Westminster, London.  I took the lead role on the project for the company, managing a range of workstreams including design, the development of a marketing strategy, funder relationships, finance and fundraising and liaising with the private developer involved.  The project did not proceed beyond Stage D after the Arts Council withdrew funding in 2005.