This Month in Premier Construction 26.2
Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction.
In this month’s issue we take a look at Westminster Abbey; we check out the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre; and we take a look at the latest changes to Bristol Old Vic.
Westminster Abbey – hands down, best abbey I’ve ever seen – has recently been subject to a number of alterations. A new stair and lift tower offering general access to Westminster Abbey’s Eastern Triforium for the first time, along with new level flooring and a handrail to the Triforium openings that overlook the main abbey below, has been provided in a complex and challenging project.
The project has enabled the Triforium to be regained, and put to use housing the abbey’s new Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries Exhibition.
One of the most recent additions to the property portfolio of Worcester College, Oxford, the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre is home to an auditorium, dance space, seminar rooms and an e-hub. Carefully created by Níall McLaughlin Architects to respect the surrounding area, the building was completed in January 2017. Over a year later, the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre continues to receive widespread praise for its standout design and has been the subject of numerous industry award wins.
The origins of the build can be traced back to 2013 when Níall McLaughlin Architects was selected to design the Centre following a design competition. Its location is nestled into the treeline itself and overlooks to the spectacular Worcester College sports field whilst also forming a three sided quad to the east.
Bristol Old Vic, the UK’s oldest continuously working theatre has reopened following a multi-million pound investment project. Built in 1766 the theatre has undergone an extensive renovation and refurbishment plan, which started in 2012, with the hopes that the new look will lead to a ‘new era’ for the venue.
Work on the site has included a full height timber and glass-fronted foyer, restoration of the Georgian Coppers Hall and the creation of flexible spaces including a new studio in the old barrel vaults, mezzanine galleries, winding staircases and viewing platforms.
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.