Work to restore and redevelop one of Scotland’s best loved and most historic venues moved forward this week as Robertson Construction Tayside began testing ground conditions around Perth Theatre.
A 24 metre tall piling rig was brought onto the site by the company on Wednesday as part of preliminary work to undertake a £16.6 million transformation of the 115-year old theatre. The machine will determine the composition of the ground beneath the structure, essential to inform the materials to be used during building work.
Horsecross Arts has been pledged £15.1 million for the Perth Theatre redevelopment, with funding coming from project partners Perth & Kinross Council, Creative Scotland, The Gannochy Trust, the Heritage Lottery Fund, other trusts and foundations, individual donations and other supporters and funding bodies.
Horsecross is now looking to raise an additional £1.5 million to ensure that the newly transformed venue is fully equipped and furnished for a new century of theatre in Perth.