Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios are architect and lead consultant for the project to transform the Festival Wing of the Southbank Centre including the refurbishment and renewal of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery. The project will create, with the successful Royal Festival Hall refurbishment, a world-class cultural centre for the 21st Century providing more art for more people in better spaces.
The project includes the creation of major new arts spaces including a new glass pavilion, a new central foyer and a new liner building. The proposals will enable Southbank Centre to realise its vision to deliver a larger and more ambitious arts, educational and cultural programme across the site for all its visitors to enjoy.
The project will bring the performance spaces and galleries in this part of Southbank Centre up to the standard of the recently transformed Royal Festival Hall, addressing current urgent problems including poor access to, and upgrading of, the stages and galleries, substandard back-stage areas, and worn out services. The project reclaims unused and underused space to transform the whole of the complex and deliver more flexible cultural and social use in line with the successful and popular festival programme across art forms.
The proposals are shared in a public exhibition in the Royal Festival Hall and online here www.thefestivalwing.com
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Southbank Centre, London
Client: Southbank Centre
Construction value: £96,690,961
Completion: December 2017
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““Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios have magnificently responded to our vision for this part of the site with a design that refurbishes and maximizes the potential of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery, while also creating major new glazed spaces that contrast with and complement the existing buildings. Having successfully delivered the wonderful transformation of the Royal Festival Hall in 2007, we are in an excellent position to deliver these plans and we are extremely grateful to the Arts Council England who have enabled us to embark on this project following the successful first-stage application for £20 million of capital funding in March 2012.”
Alan Bishop, Chief Executive of Southbank Centre
“Southbank Centre is at the heart of London’s cultural life and I am delighted that Southbank Centre is embarking on this project to bring this part of the site up to top international standards, maintaining the city’s status as a world-leader in the arts and creative industries.”
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London