This Month in Premier Construction 23.5
Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction magazine.
In this month’s edition, we take a look at an exciting project at the Bristol Old Vic; we look at new student accommodation in Brighton; and we tuck in to MeatUp.
Bristol Old Vic is the longest continuously running theatre in the UK and having opened in 1766 celebrates its 250th anniversary this year. In 2009, the theatre set about raising £25 million as part of a redevelopment scheme to fully refurbish the theatre. Phase one was completed in autumn 2012 and phase two is now ready to begin. Phase one of the redevelopment addressed the auditorium and the back of house bases. The next phase has two objectives, creating a front of house social space for the public and recovering the guildhall so it can be used for business opportunities such as weddings, dinners and conferences.
Meanwhile, new on-site student accommodation is being built in Brighton, East Sussex as part of Kings Brighton in conjunction with Kings Education. The £6 million development, which began in January, will be completed later this year. The build will include under floor heating and gas heating systems, passenger lifts, detection and alarms systems, along with CCTV.
And finally, MeatUp is an authentic restaurant serving a distinctively British menu all day long – bringing bubbles, beats and a new flavour of British BBQ to Wandsworth Town. Sachin Khanna (formerly of Raffles and Libertine) is the seasoned owner and local resident of MeatUp, and has incorporated some of his best memories into the restaurant in order to give it an individual twist. The idea spurred from Sachin’s adoration for hosting parties where delicious food made with the finest ingredients and well-made drinks are enjoyed with friends. The menu includes premium-aged steak, fresh lobster, shellfish, ribs, burgers and more.
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.