This Month in Premier Construction 26.9
Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction.
In this month’s issue we take a look at Curragh Racecourse; we check out Selfridges Duke Street; and we explore the recently redesigned Southbank Centre.
The Curragh, Ireland’s most important thoroughbred racecourse for flat racing, has recently reopened following a major redevelopment project. Designed by Grimshaws, in association with Newenham Mulligan & Associates, the new Curragh has seen the creation of world class multi-purpose facilities on a par with the best anywhere in the world. The new venue respects both the great heritage of The Curragh and the importance of celebrating the unique landscape of The Curragh plains, whilst retaining the intimate and distinctive character of the existing racecourse grounds.
A prestigious project at London’s flagship Selfridges store in Duke Street, providing a new entrance building and a 5000m2 accessories hall, has been shortlisted in the RIBA London Awards 2019.
The project covers the entire east wing of the ground floor and seeks to establish a singular identity for the department store through a cohesive architectural framework. The new entrance unites Selfridges’ two historic buildings and creates a new continuous floor plan for the new accessories hall. The project, designed by David Chipperfield Architects, was carried out in several phases and involved the construction of the new entrance building at the centre of the Duke Street façade, replacing the concrete infill building, as well as the creation of a new accessories hall spanning the entire east wing of the department store.
A £35m project involving the restoration and redesign of London’s iconic Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery, transforming and modernising them for the next generation of audiences and artists, has recently been completed. The project was carried out by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, (FCBStudios), working with main contractors BAM. Archer Humphryes Architects was responsible for the interior architecture for the Foyer Hospitality area, and Softroom for the Hayward Gallery café.
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.