RSC Project Office and advisers
The RSC has its own specialised staff: the Project Office who work with both the rest of the Project Team and the Company’s various departments to ensure that the transformation meets our needs. They are assisted by professional project managers, cost consultants and other advisers.
Peter Wilson OBE, Project Director
Peter was the building project director for both Tate Modern and the Tate Britain Centenary Development. Other projects at the Tate included acting as the Tate client for Cornwall County Council's Tate St Ives, plus a number of other projects, including the second phase of Tate Liverpool in 1998.
As Project Director for the transformation of the RSC’s site, Peter works closely with the RSC Artistic Director, Michael Boyd and Executive Director, Vikki Heywood to steer the project through each stage of its journey.
Simon Harper, Deputy Project Director
Simon started his career as a follow spot operator at Cambridge Arts Theatre and has worked in numerous arts venues as a flyman, scenic carpenter, stage manager and production manager. In recent years, Simon has worked as Technical Director for the Almeida Theatre, Royal Court Theatre and English National Opera where he worked as part of the redevelopment team. Simon joined the RSC in October 2004 to project manage the Courtyard Theatre development and has since been appointed as Deputy Director on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre building project.
Flip Tanner, Project Co-Ordinator
Flip has worked with the RSC for 17 years initially in stage management and then as part of the RSC’s touring team. In 1996 Flip was appointed as Technical Director for The Other Place, the RSC’s studio theatre which is now the site of the temporary Courtyard Theatre. In 2002, he began work as Project Co-Ordinator focussing on the building project and the transformation of the RSC's theatres. Flip has worked as part of the team responsible for the design of the Courtyard Theatre auditorium and backstage planning.
Katie Martin, Project Office Manager, Belinda Aird, Linda Ranford, Harry Teale, Project Co-ordinators and Anna Anderson, Project Finance Manager, work in the Project Office and support the work of the Design Team and Project Team.
Drivers Jonas Deloitte, project management and strategic planning advisors
Drivers Jonas Deloitte is a leading firm of planning and development advisers, handling a range of culture and heritage redevelopment projects throughout the UK.
Drivers Jonas Deloitte has been appointed as programme and project manager to the Royal Shakespeare Company. The role will involve assisting the RSC and its lead architect (Bennetts) with the preparation and submission of all planning applications, Listed Building and Conservation Area Consent applications for the main Royal Shakespeare Theatre project proposals and the wider RSC Estate.
To find out more about Drivers Jonas Deloitte visit their website http://www.driversjonas.com/
Gardiner & Theobald, quantity surveyor and planning supervisors
A Limited Liability Partnership offering a comprehensive worldwide service of construction consultancy based in six key services - cost management, project management, management consultancy, construction management, planning supervision and dispute management. Founded in 1840, Gardiner & Theobald has become one of the world's leading consultant's in its field. With headquarters in London and operating from a network of regional and worldwide offices, Gardiner & Theobald today is an organisation of over 800 staff.
In the last 20 years Gardiner & Theobald have established an enviable track record in the performing arts sector having advised on such highly acclaimed projects as Glyndebourne Opera House (1994), Milton Keynes Theatre (1999), The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1999) and the restoration of the London Coliseum (2004).
To find out more about Gardiner & Theobald visit their website http://www.gardiner.com/
Other members of the design team include:
Alan Baxter & Associates - Culture and Heritage Consultants
Bioscan UK Ltd - Ecological Consultant
Cityscape - Visualisations
Currie and Brown Consulting - Arts Council & AWM Monitor
David Bonnett Associates - Access Consultants
Enviros - Environmental Consultant and EIA
Frank W Haywood & Associates - Consulting Structural Engineers
HKW Partnership - Civil & Structural Consulting Engineers
Honour Point - Insurance Advisors
Landscape Architects - Nicholas Pearson Associates
MoLAs - Archaeology
Theatresearch - Historic Theatre Consultant
Warwickshire Museum Field Services - Planning Archaeologist
Linklaters is a global law firm which is widely acknowledged as having the UK's premier real estate and construction team.
At the RSC, Linklaters is providing advice which will cover OJEU procurement issues, construction advice, drafting and negotiating of consultancy agreements and building contracts. It has advised on numerous other arts projects for clients including the British Film Institute, English National Opera, the Royal Opera House, the V&A Museum and Tate Galleries.
To find out more about Linklaters visit their website http://www.linklaters.com/
Other legal advisors include:
Pinsent Mason - Legal planning advisors