Hard Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) £300,000 - £1.5m
A scheme which is overwhelmingly hard landscape construction e.g. paved surfaces, in both cost and extent (may include small soft elements) with a total construction cost including materials to fit within the following:
IDVERDE - PRINCIPAL AWard WINNER 2018
THEATRE SQUARE, THE ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE, LONDON
Located on London’s South Bank and busy thoroughfare The Queen’s Walk, the Royal National Theatre is one of the UK’s three most prominent, publicly-funded performing arts venues, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House.
As part of the NT Future project, the refurbishment of Theatre Square followed the removal of The Shed, a monolithic red box clad entirely with rough-sawn timber boards that served as a temporary theatre. The contractor carried out all external works, including the design of reinforced concrete security barriers, surface water drainage systems, liquid-applied tanking/waterproofing, new waterproofing above existing basement slab, new steps and handrails, the refurbishment of existing banner masts and paving, furniture and mechanical and electrical installations, including the lighting of banner masts.
The project presented the contractor with complex access constraints as the theatre remained in operation throughout the works, requiring deliveries of all materials to be completed either early in the morning or late at night as nothing could be stored on site.