In 2015, Liverpool Philharmonic celebrated its 175th birthday, marking it as the oldest symphony orchestra in the UK and an important part of the city’s heritage. We were appointed as main contractor to undertake demolition, new build construction and refurbishment works to the existing Grade II listed building on Hope Street, Liverpool.
|Client||The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society|
|Project Manager||Deloitte Real Estate|
|Architect||Caruso St John|
|Quantity Surveyor||Simon Fenton Partnership|
|Structural Engineer||Price and Myers|
|Services Engineer||Max Fordham|
|CDM Coordinator||Innov8 Safety Solutions|
|Acoustic Consultant||Threshold Acoustics|
|Theatre Consultant||Charcoal Blue|
project value - £8.4m
The new building provides a larger, two storey performance venue. It includes new working areas and support spaces to host a range of performances, workshops and learning events, new changing areas and dressing rooms, new warm up areas, assembly and instrument storage.
The refurbishment included a new box office, new accessible facilities including a large passenger lift to link the main venue to the front of house spaces, an improved grand foyer bar, new public address and information system and improved lighting and servicing. Within the auditorium, where the natural acoustic and relationship between the stage and the house is much loved by audiences and performers alike, we have carefully replaced the worn platform, installed a new set of automated stage risers and improved technical infrastructure to the stage to facilitate a broad range of acoustic, amplified and recorded performances. New services have been installed to increase audience comfort and low energy lighting and improved playing conditions for performers on the platform.
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