Advisers picked for £22m theatre rebuild

The Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust has named three consultants in its team for the redevelopment of the Everyman and refurbishment of the Playhouse theatres in Liverpool.

The project will be managed by Acuity Management Solutions under a £437,000 contract. The quantity surveyor on the job will be Gardiner & Theobald, handed a £257,000 contract. The CDM Coordinator (health and safety inspector) will be Turner & Townsend Project Management, with a contract worth £43,000.

Specialist theatre architect Haworth Tomkins, the practice behind the Young Vic, was hired two years ago to design the new Everyman.

The remaining construction contracts of the £22.6m build will be awarded later. The new Everyman theatre is due to open in 2013 and Playhouse refurbishment completed by 2016.

The project is funded by a £12.8m Arts Council England grant, £6m from the European Regional Development Fund and £3m from the North West Development Agency.

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