Hull Esteem appointed as Lead Developer for Hull New Theatre Refurbishment
Hull City Council is delighted to announce the appointment of the Esteem Consortium to carry out the full design and refurbishment of Hull New Theatre.
Leader of Hull City Council, Councillor Stephen Brady, said:
“We are delighted that the full refurbishment works can now get underway at the theatre and I am confident that Esteem will be able to deliver a high-quality finish on one of the city’s key cultural venues.
“The renovation of Hull New Theatre is critical to ensuring that Hull secures a lasting legacy from its year as UK City of Culture 2017 and this investment is part of our long-term plan to regenerate our economy, securing lasting benefits for the people of Hull and the region.”
Richard King, Chair of Hull Esteem said:
“We’re extremely proud to be supporting Hull City Council on this iconic project that will, once opened, attract new touring shows to the city and in turn, inward investment.”
This follows last month’s announcement of £5m towards the Hull New Theatre project from the Chancellor’s Budget in order to ensure that the works can be completed in 2017.