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Royal Opera House Production Park

Purfleet, Essex


R G Carter were delighted to have secured this project on the Royal Opera House Production Park in Purfleet, Essex, part of the Thurrock Thames Gateway regeneration project.


  • Refurbishment of a derelict but Grade II listed farm building and Essex barn.
  • The main barn is now home to a lecture theatre and function venue.
  • Old cart sheds have been restored and now host meeting rooms and a reception area.
  • Construction of a new barn to match the original Essex barn.
  • Construction of new plant room buildings and food store.
  • An old workshop has become a bicycle storage facility.

Our Commitment:

  • Ground source heat pumps installed which are low energy and low cost but keep the barn at a regular 20ºC.
  • Rainwater harvesting system
  • Ultra-violet water treatment plant
  • Walled landscaped gardens have been created which are open to the community at all times.


  • Won two RICS awards for regeneration and conservation
  • Selected as the Eastern Regions Project of the Year


Paul Latham, Regeneration Practice: “The quality of this project is a credit, not only to the professional team, but to R G Carter and your team.”

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