This Month in Premier Construction 26.5
Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction.
In this month’s issue we take a look at the major refurbishment of Alexandra Palace; we check out Oukikyo; and we explore Chelsea Old Town Hall.
London’s historic Alexandra Palace has celebrated the reopening of its East Court and Theatre following a £27m restoration project. The Theatre and East Court officially reopened on 1st December 2018 with a series of events following the completion of the three-year East Wing Restoration Project. The East Wing’s reopening heralds a new chapter for Alexandra Palace, creating new ways for the public to interact with the building and its unique history.
The refurbishment of the Theatre formed a central part of the East Wing Restoration Project. Led by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the design captures the Theatre in a beautiful state of ‘arrested decay’ – its faded grandeur preserved for a new generation of theatre-goers.
Completed by Japanese architect Atsumasa Tamura, Oukikyo was a stunning house renovation inspired by a single painting.
The brief for the project was initially born out of the client’s desire for private space to admire a stunning Japanese style painting featuring an exquisite weeping cherry tree in blossom lit by the moon light. This quickly evolved into an idea that the painting should form the centre of the whole house, not just a single room.
An internal refurbishment of the outstanding Grade II* listed Chelsea Old Town Hall is nearing completion after a year-long project.
Located on the King’s Road, Chelsea Old Town Hall is a stunning late Victorian building that currently serves as a beautiful backdrop for weddings, product sales and exhibitions, corporate events and private functions.
At the heart of the building are the Main Hall, the Small Hall and the Cadogan Suite. The Main Hall is a superb example of late Victorian neo-classical architecture with its vaulted ceilings, marble columns, sprung wooden floor and cove lighting.
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape. Go well!