58m rehaul for Albert Hall

Designers will be brought in to create aspects of a 58m refurbishment of the Royal Albert Hall in London aimed at easing access and improving facilities. New bars, restaurants and other retail spaces will need to be designed.

It emerged this week that the hall is to receive a 40m National Lottery grant towards the plans, which were originally conceived by Building Design Partnership.

BDP is still lead consultant on the project, some parts of which are already underway. But a hall spokesman says that in the past a range of designers has worked on different areas of the hall “so it is quite likely that we will be bringing in further designers”.

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