The Futurist

Client: Willmott Dixon

Value: £0.8m
Location: Scarborough Seafront
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Opening in 1921, The Futurist theatre was originally built as a cinema before the stage was extended in the late 1950s. Since then, the theatre hosted an array of famous artists, including The Beatles, before closing in 2014. The demolition works included the stabilisation of the cliff behind the building.

The theatre took up almost the whole footprint of the site boundary. Howard Civil Engineering was initially awarded a S278 package to carry out adjustments to the seafront footpaths and carriageway, which would enable a compound to be established on the wide footpath. These works also enabled the developer to comply with the traffic management plan, which restricted them from using the seafront road to the north as a route for site traffic. 

The second phase to be awarded to us was the cliff face stabilisation to prevent any likelihood of deterioration during the demolition works. Howard Civil Engineering undertook the unusual concrete ballast work within the basement and rear rooms of the theatre prior to demolition.

We have now completed work on this complex package. 

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