The €865.3m transformation of William Shakespeare’s original Curtain Theatre into a luxury residential property - The Stage in Shoreditch is now complete. Developed by Galliard Homes, The Stage is a 37-storey tower of 412 apartments, with a luxury sky terrace and state-of-the-art underground amusement arcade, alongside a vibrant array of lifestyle amenities and the preserved archaeological remains of Shakespeare’s iconic playhouse.
Working with joint venture partners Cain International, McCourt Partners, Vanke and The Estate Office Shoreditch, the c. 9,300m2 site is now reborn for the 21st century, with the residential tower alongside two sleek office blocks providing c. 27,876m2 of blue-chip commercial space, c/ 5,574m2 of extensive retail and restaurant space, and a performing arts pavilion. The preserved archaeological ruins will form part of the new Museum of Shakespeare, set to open in 2024, making this a revived cultural destination for East London.
The building offers a 12-seater boardroom alongside a smaller meeting room. There is a large gym with mixed equipment, changing rooms, separate yoga studio, and dual screening rooms.
The tower’s two basement levels are dedicated to entertainment and lifestyle amenities spanning c. 1,272m2, with a special Games & Amenities Concierge in addition to the tower’s hotel-style concierge. The vibrant games arcade includes a duckpin bowling alley, golf simulator, as well as classic arcade games including a dance machine, Pac-Man, and Mortal Kombat. Also included is a pool table, Air Hockey, and table tennis. To one side is a BYOB and the back wall features an art piece by Global Street Art, with neon lighting and framed prints throughout the space.
Through the dedicated concierge, residents can book the sky terrace, golf simulator or bowling alley for private parties with friends, with the option of organising catering from local restaurants. Award-winning Rhodium is appointed for the property management, with a curated schedule of residents’ activities to launch.
David Galman, Sales Director for The Stage said: “We are delighted to unveil The Stage, our striking residential tower now complete. The Stage forms part of a new cultural hub for Londoners, transforming this historic site from Shakespeare’s times into a modern destination for the 21st century. Today’s buyers want access to state-of-the-art amenities, and this is where The Stage stands out, with our underground amusement arcade, flexible workspaces and stunning sky terrace overlooking London. We are very proud to show the lifestyle on offer, an unparalleled experience in a sought-after location. Given the significance of this site, it has been a combined effort with our partners to bring the vision to life into a landmark development for future generations to enjoy.”
Image provided by Lawrie Cornish.