Monday 8 February 2016 7:36 am

Shakespeare's former theatre The Curtain now the scene for Galliard Homes' new development The Stage

Galliard Homes has launched its latest development venture on the site of William Shakespeare's former theatre The Curtain. 

The £750m development of the 2.3 acre site, which is being carried out in a joint venture with Cain Hoy, McCourt, Vanke and The Estate Office Shoreditch, will create a new mixed use space that includes a 37 storey residential tower, comprising 412 apartments and penthouses. 

Two offices buildings will provide more than 257,000 "blue chip" commercial space, cafes, restaurants and shops. 

The aptly-named Stage development will lie on top of the land where Romeo & Juliet and Henry V were first performed, just off Curtain Road in Shoreditch. It has been designed by Perkins & Will, with interiors by Argent Design.