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The Bridge Theatre was named Theatre Building of The Year at The Stage Awards 2018 earlier this year.

We are very proud to have worked alongside architects Haworth Tompkins and technical specialists TAIT Stage Technologies to deliver London Theatre Company’s vision for their theatre.

As the first new theatre of scale to be built in London for four decades, the Bridge Theatre offers a dynamic yet intimate performance space and a generous foyer bar area to cater for new works and modern-day audiences.

Read more about The Stage Awards here.

Image Credit – Philip Vile


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We are delighted to have been involved in the delivery of the new Bridge Theatre, which has recently won a RIBA London Award 2018 after opening its doors for the first time in October.

Situated in a prominent position on London’s Southbank, adjacent to the iconic Tower Bridge, the Bridge Theatre offers not only a 900 seat multi-format theatre space but also a large open foyer serving food and drink throughout the day, allowing people to enjoy the building and extraordinary views outside of traditional theatre hours.

Following this recognition, the Bridge Theatre may now go on to be shortlisted for the RIBA National Awards.

See the full list of RIBA Regional Award Winners 2018 here.

Image Credit – Philip Vile

Tower Bridge Theatre Works start on Site


Works begin on site today for the greatly anticipated new Theatre from The London Theatre Company, founded by Nick Starr and Sir Nicholas Hytner.

As part of a wider residential scheme from Berkeley Homes at One Tower Bridge, the aptly named Bridge Theatre, will form the core and cultural hub of the building.

The new 900-seat theatre is set to open in late Autumn 2017.

The construction project is being led by Jack Tilbury of Plann, who have been appointed as Project Director and Project Manager.

Image Credit – Haworth Tompkins

Bristol Old Vic Theatre Works start on Site


Redevelopment works start on site today at the much loved Bristol Old Vic Theatre.

The first stage is the careful demolition of the 1970’s part of the building to make way for the new build.

Coopers Hall, built in 1743–44, is to remain and will continue to be an integral and prominent part of the overall scheme.

The works are expected to take 22 months and Bristol Old Vic will stay open, will a full programme of performances, during this time.

The project is being led by Jack Tilbury of Plann, who have been appointed as Project Director and Project Manager.

Image Credit – Haworth Tompkins

Shoreditch Town Hall nominated for Empty Space Peter Brook Award


The Empty Space Peter Brook Award is an annual prize awarded to a theatre in recognition of pioneering concepts and innovations in theatre achieved in smaller venues and inventive spaces which receive minimal or no public funding. With the awards now in their 27th year, Shoreditch Town Hall is a deserving nominee.

Plann has been supporting Shoreditch Town Hall’s redevelopment works since 2013, providing Project Director, Project Manager, Architectural and Lighting Design services.

The winner will be announced 1st November 2016.

Plann appointed as Project Director for new Tower Bridge Theatre


After their remarkably successful 12 year tenure of The National Theatre, Nick Starr and Sir Nicholas Hytner have recently set up The London Theatre Company and announced their plans to build a series of new theatres in the heart of London.

The first of these will be at Tower Bridge and Plann have been appointed as Project Director and Project Managers for the development.

The theatre is due to open in Autumn 2017.

View the Evening Standard article here.

Image Credit – Haworth Tompkins

Plann appointed as Project Director for The Bush Theatre capital project


Following on from their highly successful move in 2011 from above The Bush pub into an ex-council library building around the corner, The Bush theatre have announced the start of their Phase 2 capital project. The Bush is known for championing new playwrights, many of whom have gone on to become established industry names. With Artistic Director Madani Younis having succeeded Josie Rourke in 2012, it continues to be at the forefront of ground-breaking contemporary theatre. The project will unlock more of the building’s potential through providing an accessible, sustainable and flexible series of spaces.

Plann have been appointed as Project Director and Project Managers for the £4.2M project which will start with design team procurement in July 2015. Plann will also be assisting with Theatre Consultancy services and advice on decant and temporary accommodation during their 9 month closure period.

The project will be applying for Arts Council England funding and is expected to be completed in Spring 2017.

Image Credit – Philip Vile