Health and Safety is the latest buzz as local kids learn about Hub project

Two schools, St Leo and Southmead, in Whiston, and Prescot Primary School, located close to NWCH project: Shakespeare North Playhouse were recently visited by NWCH contractor partner, Kier.

The Playhouse is an iconic new theatre and education space that will celebrate Knowsley’s links with Elizabethan drama and Shakespeare himself, attracting visitors and students from all over the world.

At the heart of the Shakespeare North Playhouse will be a reproduction 350 seat Jacobean theatre based on
the Inigo Jones’ Cockpit-at-Court built in 1629 while other parts of the building will include education facilities,
studio theatre, exhibition area, café/bar and outdoor spaces. It is estimated that the Shakespeare North
Playhouse will generate over 100,000 new visitors to the Liverpool City Region each year from across the
UK and internationally.

Whilst at the schools, an update was provided on the Playhouse and a presentation on health and safety was delivered to around 280 children in the school assembly’s with their mascot, Kieran (pictured).

Claire Bland, who is Administrator at the contractor and also parent governor at St Leo’s as she has 3 girls who all
attend the school, was also in attendance. Natalie McGuckin, Assistant Design Manager for the project, provided further information and explained how design management impacts on the project. Sheryl Moore, CSR Manager, explained about her role and the impact the development will have on the schools and surrounding areas.


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