Apr 2017

18/04/2017
Work starts to restore Alexandra Palace

Construction work has started on the East Wing of the Grade II-listed Alexandra Palace to fulfil its potential and original mission to be a place of public resort, recreation, arts and culture.

The £26.7million scheme will restore the derelict theatre, creating a 1,300-seater venue and also transform the eastern court in the east wing into a new public space featuring a glazed roof to showcase the site’s broadcasting history.

Matt Somerville, project architect and associate at FCBStudios said ‘The current project will preserve the theatre in a state of ‘arrested decay’, with the minimum of intervention that its re-use as a vibrant part of the Ally Pally’s cultural offer requires.’

The project is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Haringey Council, and is due to be completed in 2018.

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Work starts to restore Alexandra Palace