A BUILDING “wrap” has been installed on the Globe Theatre in Stockton as a temporary facelift.

Jomast, the company behind an estimated £4m redevelopment of the venue, has stopped work on the refurbishment of the music venue and the brightly-designed wrap will cover the building until work gets underway again.

Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, Councillor Mike Smith, said: “This temporary façade is not only a sign of our support for the Globe itself but also for the wider regeneration of the northern end of the high street.

“We’re really encouraged to see new investment in this area and the redevelopment of the Lambton Castle as well as the external improvement works to the front of Debenhams are a welcome sign of transformation.

"We’re sure that we’ll continue to see more exciting developments in the area as the multi-million pound regeneration of the High Street continues to take shape.”

Special consultants have been hired by Jomast to prepare a bid for lottery money over the next month which would help start the project to reopen the Globe.

Jomast has said the project was not wholly dependent on the lottery bid and that the halt in work was only temporary.

The Globe is a Grade-II listed building which hosted the Beatles on the night President Kennedy was shot. Work began on the initial stages of the revamp in 2011.