The Stage

London, United Kingdom
Preserving Shakespearean Heritage

The fashionable district of Shoreditch is set to welcome a confident new neighbour. Just a stone’s throw from Europe’s beating financial heart, The Stage will introduce a new mixed-use development that includes beautifully-designed residential and commercial buildings, entertainment space, public parks, boutique retail with pop-up shops, bars and restaurants.

Located on the same plot of land Romeo and Juliet was first performed on, The Stage will feature a fully-preserved heritage centre displaying the remains of Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre, which was discovered during an excavation of the site. The restoration will include a sunken auditorium with an outdoor performance space linked to the vibrant public piazza.

A modern urban sanctuary worthy of this site’s rich historical context, The Stage is set to make a distinctive impression on the local aesthetic, preserving an archaeological gem for generations to come.

Experiential Design

An adjacent 19th Century railway viaduct will be transformed into boutique retail units with landscaped public gardens above, adding some necessary green space to a mostly concrete area of the capital. A residential tower with high-end apartments will connect to the public arena, while each highly-specified suite is designed to maximise natural daylight. The lower levels boast a private spa, cinema, business suite and gymnasium.

A sky terrace on the 32nd floor will provide residents with communal space in which to relax and socialise while taking in London's dramatic skyline.
What makes it cool
A world class destination set in globally significant site of one of Shakespeare’s earliest theatres.
A public plaza lined with pop-up shops, bars and restaurants will connect the development’s key components and become one of the largest public spaces of its kind in London.
Design Excellence

Situated next to Amazon’s new London headquarters, the commercial tower will add cutting-edge office space to the heart of London’s creative community. Designed to world-class standards and arranged over twelve flexible floors, the stunning new office building will boast spacious business accommodation and a stunning west-facing terrace, ideal for relaxing or holding informal business meetings.

Cultural Community

A modern urban sanctuary worthy of this site’s rich historical context, The Stage is set to make a distinctive impression on the local aesthetic, preserving an archaeological gem while developing a formerly disused site into a thriving public realm in one of London’s most vibrant areas of culture, creativity and growth.

Sustainability

The Stage will transform an impermeable and once neglected part of Shoreditch into a major international visitor attraction with a new sustainable mixed-use neighbourhood. It will make a valuable contribution to its cultural, social and economic development of the surrounding area, and reinforce London as a world city. The development targets BREEAM Excellent.

Preserving History
The remains of Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre, dating back to 1577, were discovered in 2012 three metres below the surface of the development. The remains will be meticulously excavated by archaeologists, preserved in-situ and transformed into a local landmark.

Project Team

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Therese Bak
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Chris Brandon
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John Drew