University of Portsmouth in the UK has selected ISG Construction for the New Theatre Royal extension in Hampshire.
Under the deal, ISG Construction will build the four-floor extension to the existing theatre as part of a £12m joint project between the theatre and the university.
ISG will construct a creative space for film, television and drama students from the university.
After completion, the extended section of the building will feature a double-height studio theatre and double-height television studio, each with its own control room.
Plans also include three music practice rooms, two offices and six new spaces to be used as both teaching rooms and drama studios.
A new side entrance, foyer and lift will be used by theatergoers, university staff and students alike.
The university said the theatre’s existing entrance will continue to be used.
The New Theatre Royal’s extension is expected to open in summer 2014.
ISG is currently working on the Exhibition Centre Liverpool (ECL), which will feature more than 8,000m² of event space after completion.
ISG previously built the £94m London 2012 Velodrome, which was designed by Hopkins Architects, Expedition Engineering and BDSP.
Image: Upon completion, the four-floor extension of the theatre will feature a double-height studio theatre and double-height television studio. Photo: University of Portsmouth.