- 08 October 2008
Now that the major interventions of the formation of the concrete auditorium shell and the placing of the steel roof structure are over, work is proceeding in a more complex way on a number of fronts. The work of our construction managers Mace is necessarily more complex as they have to manage and co-ordinate the activities of John Doyle as they complete the basement concrete slabs, work on lift shafts and basement walls, use a diamond saw to cut new doorways in the 1932 brick flytower at the same time as Billington erect steelwork on both the riverside and street sides of the building and begin work on suspended steelwork within the new auditorium.
This work also involves our design team, particularly Buro Happold who are watching over the structural works and Bennetts Associates who are closely involved in the restoration of the brick riverside facade. It involves, too, our project managers Drivers Jonas who have to make sure that everything works smoothly, including the design and buying of the later trade packages of work.