Shaftesbury Theatre Flytower Wins Camden Design Award 2017

LONDON 1st December 2017: We are pleased to announce that the Grade II listed Shaftesbury Theatre was one of seven winners of the prestigious Camden Design Award 2017 for its weathering steel flytower extension.

The Camden Design Awards recognise, and celebrate the exceptional quality of design delivered in the built environment across the London Borough of Camden. This year over 100 projects were submitted for consideration, with seven projects selected as winners and one project selected as the winner of the Outstanding Design Award.

In selecting the flytower as an award winner, the judge commended the way in which the scheme addressed its technical challenges while delivering a dramatic and modern extension which compliments both the existing building and its context.

James Williams, Chief Executive of the Shaftesbury Theatre said “we are thrilled that the judging panel has recognised the achievements of the Shaftesbury Theatre in creating a technical space that is fit for productions in the twenty first century. The support we have received in undertaking the development has been unparalleled, and gives us confidence in approaching our ambitious Front of House Masterplan.”

>This award culminates a year of critical success for the project which has received construction industry awards including:

  • Winner Best Cultural and Community development – New London Architecture Awards 2016;
  • Winner Small Project of the Year – Building Awards 2016;
  • Winner of a Civic Trust Awards 2016
  • Commendation for Best Public-Use Project (Privately Funded) Blueprint Awards 2016.

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About DLT Entertainment:
With headquarters in London and New York, DLT Entertainment Ltd. is engaged in every aspect of television distribution and production around the world, as well as stage production in the US and in the UK where it owns London’s Shaftesbury Theatre.

Founded in 1963 as a distribution company by Don Taffner Sr., the company added television production to its portfolio in 1977. It has enjoyed terrific success in its fifty-six year history with legendary hits on both sides of the Atlantic including the multiple award-winning and BBC Trust praised sitcom My Family, As Time Goes By, Three’s Company, Too Close For Comfort and Meet My Folks. In addition, DLT has built a reputation as a leading distribution company with classics such as The Benny Hill Show, The World at War, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood, The Russ Abbot Show, Michel LeGrand and Friends, and Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit.

DLT is also a significant player in the artist management business with key investments in Milburn Browning Associates and The Galton Agency.

London's Shaftesbury Theatre, where Motown, The Musical is curently enjoying a sell out run, is owned by DLT.

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