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Battersea Arts Centre

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Battersea, London



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Two Stage Traditional


Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award 2020
Wood Award 2019
Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award 2019

"You have always found creative ways to tackle frequent challenges. Your work on the Grand Hall Phase, rebuilding the back half of the building after a bad fire, was especially celebrated; working closely with our insurers and contractors to ensure Battersea Arts Centre was well supported."

David Jubb

Artistic Director & CEO

Following the devasting fire that ripped through the Grand Hall Building on Friday 13th 2015, Bristow Consulting, having been involved in the phased delivery of the Masterplan over a period of 7 years, were asked to help resurrect the Grand Hall Building from the ashes.

The works comprised major façade restoration works, refurbishment of Lower Hall, new MEP services infrastructure and theatre Technical and Performance Fit Out. The design and construction process were a labour of love to see the building put back and equip it for the future.

In the immediate aftermath, emergency stabilisation works were required comprising façade retention and internal propping of floors. The temporary roof design and construction swiftly followed in order to prevent further deuteriation of the building having being exposed to the elements for long enough.

We played a key role in representing Battersea Arts Centre and managing Loss Adjuster negotiations.

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