In pics: Ally Pally work reaches milestone

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ scheme to finish next year

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Work on Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ plans to restore a derelict theatre at Alexandra Palace in north London has hit a key milestone with the concrete floor being poured.

The 1875 theatre closed 80 years ago and is scheduled to reopen its doors in 2018.

The work is part of a larger £27 million East Wing Restoration Project, which contractor Willmott Dixon has already begun, and involves repairing the BBC studios and turning the East Court into a public and exhibition space.

The floor will be finished with the original floor boards with the raking floor replaced with a newly levelled floor

The east end of Ally Pally, where the work is taking place, is almost entirely disused apart from a popular ice rink, in contrast to the west end which remains a busy exhibition and concert venue.

The theatre will hold up to 1,300 people and put on theatre shows, cinema screenings and gigs.

 

Alexandra Palace theatre restoration

The restored theatre will open in 2018