Architects Feilden Clegg Bradley plan to refurbish the existing 1960’s building of the Southbank Centre by improving site access, creating new arts spaces, including a 12m-high glass pavilion, and building a new slab-like ‘liner’ arts and commercial block. Subject to planning permission the project is estimated to cost £120 million and will start in Autumn 2014. “We are delighted with the positive response we’ve had from the public,” said Southbank Centre chief executive Alan Bishop. “It is hugely encouraging that the project has been well supported.” An exhibition of FCB's plans will open in the summer, and involve work on the Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Hayward Gallery, and will be known as Festival Way.
23 April 2013
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