The project includes installing a new multiple pyramid-profiled, glazed roofing system to the Hayward and Purcell buildings. The Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room auditoria will be refurbished providing better access with substantial upgrading of the stages, galleries and back stage areas; and to preserve the character of the venues, the walls, floors and ceilings are being renovated and existing seats are being retained and restored. Other features include upgrading the building services such as plant, heating and cooling, ventilation, lighting, water supply, and specialist stage lighting and the installation of new fire alarms, security and IT cabling.
New areas will be created with new glazing on the south western corner of the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer and the rear undercroft area adjacent to the existing Purcell Room artists’ entrance.
Banyards were employed to validate the Commissioning of the Building Engineering Services on behalf of the Southbank Centre.