The Durham Gala Theatre and Walkergate Development

TGA were involved in both projects from the outset as M&E Consultants, working closely with the Client and Developer to provide a significant development in the Heart of Durham City.

The first stage of the project was Durham City’s £19m millennium project and comprised:

  • 500 seater theatre with flexible seating facilities to enable the space to be used for a variety of purposes
  • Café / bars
  • Restaurant / multi-purpose function suite
  • I-max theatre / Visitor Centre (subsequently converted to multi-screen cinema)
  • Council Offices
  • City Library
  • Freeman’s place – an open public space
  • Tourist information centre Community Resource Centres

The second stage of the project, known as the Walkergate Development, was completed in 2006 at a cost of £16.5m. It provided:

  • a range of restaurant and bar facilities
  • a major multi-storey car park on 5 levels
  • loading bay and delivery areas with associated access routes
  • 150 room hotel
  • 50 private, luxury apartments