Alexandra Palace appoints partner for £27m restoration project
The ambitious £27m restoration of Alexandra Palace’s east wing, which originally launched the world’s first regular TV service, will be carried out by construction firm Willmott Dixon.
Alexandra Palace chiefs hope to showcase the former BBC studios as an immersive birth-of-TV experience by 2018; the Victorian theatre will once again be a performance venue; and the east court entrance hall will recreate a sense of its original 1870s grandeur.
The construction firm will be tasked with the delicate task of removing asbestos, now banned, but once used for sound and fire-proofing.
The Heritage Lottery Fund is contributing nearly £19m, and Haringey Council nearly £7m.
“Almost half of Alexandra Palace is still inaccessible to the public. This project will help put that right,” said Louise Stewart, chief executive of Alexandra Park and Palace.
You may also want to watch:
Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust need to raise the final £1m to complete the project. To donate or find out how to get involved, visit memory.alexandrapalace.com
- 1 Camden residents offered symptom-free Covid testing
- 2 Haverstock Hill cycle lanes order scrapped by Camden Council
- 3 Buyers claim luxury flats are 'nightmare' construction site
- 4 Crouch End's 'Paul the Paper' bids farewell to Broadway stall
- 5 Plans for council homes to replace Highgate car wash
- 6 Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn relieved to see Mesut Ozil depart
- 7 Lord's Cricket Ground used as Covid-19 vaccination centre
- 8 Joan Bakewell fires legal threat to government over second Covid jab
- 9 Councillors slam 'outrageous' change of plans for 100 Avenue Road
- 10 Affordable housing changes for 100 Avenue Road will test Camden's resolve