In pics: Ally Pally work reaches milestone
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ scheme to finish next year
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.
All pictures by Keith Armstrong