Transforming London’s Cultural Buildings

Friday 28 April 2017

08:30 - 09:30

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

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Royal Academy 2018 - Image © David Chipperfield

An in-depth showcase of London’s most important and influential cultural building projects undergoing upgrade and transformation. With updates from a range of Central London projects, explore how redevelopment of key cultural institutions can affect and enhance London’s places.

Southbank Centre
This key London cultural institution continues its transformation through the refurbishment of the 1960s arts venues Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery.

National Theatre
Sited on London’s South Bank, the 1967 National Theatre building has been transformed with thanks to over £80million of donations and grants to provide high quality new foyers, cafes, bars, backstage workshops, learning spaces and renovated theatre spaces.

Royal Academy of Arts
In 2018, in celebration of the 250 year anniversary, the Royal Academy will open up, transforming its historic buildings and inviting the public in. The completed project will include dedicated spaces for exhibitions and displays, a new double-height lecture theatre for debates and expanded space for learning and the RA Schools.

Cromwell Place Gallery
Launching in 2019, Cromwell Place is a new gallery concept, sited in London’s Kensington museum district. A cluster of up to 30 galleries will operate in five listed buildings, with over 35,000 square feet of offices, flexible exhibition spaces, viewing rooms and art storage.

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Kate Goodwin, Head of Architecture, Royal Academy of Arts 
John Langley,
Director of External Relationships and Partnerships, National Theatre
Ian Taylor,
Managing Partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios 
Holly Wells, Associate, BuckleyGrayYeoman
Peter Murray,
Chairman, New London Architecture (Chair)

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