Complete refurbishment of the existing Barbican Centre to develop a new leisure and entertainment venue. The new facility hosts music, comedy, dance and community events attracting 245,000 visitors each year.
The main element of the project includes the creation of a new restaurant in the former gym, the refurbishment of the box office and the former café area.
Meeting rooms were created out of areas such as the former crèche, and the former sports hall was turned into a production area for acts, with huge roller shutter doors installed so that articulated trucks carrying equipment can be partially reversed in.
We completed the project on a design and build basis and formed a close alliance with the novated design team and also our critical M&E specialist contractor. We were able to deliver the scheme in two phases to allow the client’s marketing team to use the venue for future event sales as well as handover the remainder of the venue for the first event which had been “cast in stone” some months previous.