Hussey Seatway is participating in the restoration of the east wing, providing both fixed and retractable seating to the stalls & balcony. We showed incredible artwork on our stand, showing the current stage of the build and an artists impressions of the finished result. This was kindly provided to us by the architects Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios
Luke Windsor (Sales Manager) and Joanna Palmer (Marketing Manager) were privileged to visit the site, under the guidance of Wilmott Dixon, the main contractor. It was so fantastic to see the theatre taking shape. The redevelopment is a stunning use of an unused space high on the hill, north of London; with sweeping views of the capital and all it’s financial district landmarks.
In addition to restoring the ceiling, Wilmott Dixon is lifting up the entire floor. It will then be levelled, then all of the 1,200 original floorboards are being re-laid. It’s London’s largest jigsaw puzzle!
This East Wing overlooks central London. In the 1930’s the BBC’s construction team bricked up the windows inside the arches improve the sound levels! These bricks are now being removed. Consequently, 2,000 of the bricks will be reclaimed and used elsewhere on the job as part of a recycling exercise.
There are many ways that you can support this incredible build, see here for more details http://www.alexandrapalace.com/support-us/
This post was written by Joanna Palmer