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Scottish Ballet @ Tramway


Project Overview:

Refurbishment of existing theatre building and construction of new extension to create flagship dance studios / rehearsal facilities in amongst operational theatre / arts venue.


The project involved the demolition of some existing bays at the Tramway, grouting of two existing coal seams at depth below ground level, piling to support new building and construction of the new wing of the buildings, including alterations & refurbishment to other areas of the Tramway Theatre.


Key Constraints:

With such major extension works there were several constraints involved in the project which were integrated into the design and planning phases to reduce the risk involved during the construction phase:



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Project Value:

Working in close proximity to a railway and tunnel below site level

Managing works around a live venue

Interface of existing, historical building with new construction materials

Pursuit of award winning design features balanced with maintenance

Adjacent historical church in close proximity to new works

Scottish Ballet


Carillion plc


GHPC Group Ltd



approx £9 million

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Sensitivity to surrounding area

Ground stability issues

Significant existing services infrastructure

Limited space available for compound facilities & storage of materials

Tight programme for dance company new season start

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