Shoreditch’s dynamic history and colourful character was a major contributor in the decision to build a new luxury development there. In 2011, excavators found a treasured piece of history to add to the area’s charm – the remains of The Curtain Theatre, Shakespeare’s original playhouse. Now, as a tribute to the playwright and the area’s culture, Galliard’s joint venture and mixed-use project, The Stage, will feature a brand new heritage centre to showcase the remains.