Royal Festival Hall, London

Price & Myers worked with the Southbank Centre in collaboration with Allies and Morrison, on a major renovation and restoration of the auditorium and front of house for this Grade I listed building. A new entrance has been created at the rear of the building, and the façade and interior spaces opened up to reveal the original design of the building. The auditorium was completely stripped out, the floor and seating removed, the wall coverings removed, the whole of the stage end demolished, the ceiling removed and the attic spaces stripped out. All elements were carefully restored and replaced to improve acoustics and audience comfort, all within the restrictions of the Grade I listing. A new extension has been built between the existing building and the mainline railway to house the offices. A significant amount of restoration work within the hall was completed without having to close the facilities to the public.

Completed 2007.

Client
Southbank Centre

Architect
Allies and Morrison

Value
£111m

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