Victoria Palace Theatre Refurbishment, London
Structural Steel Design Awards 2018 - Merit
The Grade II listed Victoria Palace Theatre has been remodelled and refurbished to ensure that it remains a prominent part of London’s West End theatre scene for years to come.
The main objectives were to maximise the potential of the stage and fly tower, extend the back-of-house facilities, improve the comfort of the auditorium to seat 1528 and maximise the amount of front-of-house areas, whilst maintaining the building’s historic features.
The structural works included installing a 6m wide by 26m high extension to the fly tower, extending the east wing, and strengthening works throughout the existing building.
|Architect||Aedas Arts Team|
|Steelwork Contractor||SDM Fabrication Ltd|
|Main Contractor||8Build Ltd|
The remodelling of the theatre has been extremely challenging, ensuring that it will remain a prominent venue for years to come. The whole team has worked in a truly collaborative manner, that was essential due to the evolving design. Steelwork was key to dealing with the many logistical construction challenges due to limited space and access.