- Client: Royal Albert Hall
- Sector: Leisure
- Location: London
- Theme: Sustainability
- Services: Pre-Construction, Construction Support, Special Projects
The Hall had been struggling for some time with how to replace its Victorian steam heating without having to close temporarily. So they asked us for suggestions on doing this over a six-year period.
Instead, we came up with an approach that meant we could finish the work in just 18 months. All without closing the venue, or disturbing audiences or artists.
Since then, as well as upgrading the Hall’s cooling system, we’ve been expanding the world-famous venue: extending the current basement and creating another level underneath the South West car park.
In the meantime, we’ve uncovered extra floorspace, thanks to creative approaches from our construction team.
Extremely high standards were achieved through offsite prefabrication and an ‘eyes on everything’ approach.
After being used as temporary heating, the Circle header was repurposed to become part of the cooling system.
To avoid disturbing audiences or artists, works are often carried out at night.
Sir Robert McAlpine & Realtime Civil Engineering - Royal Albert Hall Construction
Our Special Projects team is dedicated to providing complex heritage restoration schemes with the technical excellence and expertise they deserve.