Superstructure at full height on riverside
- 27 August 2008
The concrete superstructure of the shell of the new thrust stage auditorium for the Royal Shakespeare Theatre has reached its full height on the riverside of the site. Elsewhere, same contractor - John Doyle - continues to excavate the deep substage basement and to prepare the foundations of the new stair and lift tower by digging to expose the tops of the piles installed earlier this year, trimming them and preparing to construct the reinforced concrete cap upon which the tower will be built. Doyles' work on the riverside will be completed this week.
Lesterose, our brickwork contractor, are commencing restoration work on a pilot section of the newly revealed river elevation of Scott's 1932 theatre. Their work requires a careful balance between retaining and repairing the original and introducing salvaged or carefully matched new bricks. The pilot is being carefully monitored by the whole project team to establish the approach for the whole elevation.