BAM has been chosen to carry out a £15 million redevelopment project at Leeds Playhouse.
The company will build new entrances and more open spaces across the two theatres to help to boost disabled access, while the scheme forms part of a wider transformation of the local Quarry Hill area as a cultural quarter.
BAM has been developing the project’s design from Glasgow-based architect, Page/Park, and main construction works are now underway.
Jason Pink, BAM’s Construction Director, said: “We’re creating a new theatre in the undercroft and we’ll be conducting enhancement and access works around the other two existing theatres. It’s a complex refurb with numerous small spaces that feel like a rabbit warren. Our team has experience of similar restoration schemes that we completed in Leeds and Harrogate. We have been conducting early works already and are delighted to mark the commencement of main works today with this ground breaking ceremony.”