Contractor wins role on scaled-down revamp of iconic arts venue

Bam has won a pre-construction services contract for the £25m revamp of London’s Southbank Centre.

The scheme involves the refurbishment of three Southbank Centre buildings - the Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room.

The job represents a downsized scheme compared to the arts venue’s original plans for a more comprehensive redevelopment scheme and extension, which have been shelved for now after the scheme attracted controversy for its scale and the re-location of a skateboard park.

Bam’s works will start this autumn and are expected to complete in mid-2017. Its services include providing advice on method, programme, buildability, value engineering, cost reduction and risk.

Forerunner companies to Bam originally built both the Hayward Gallery and Queen Elizabeth Hall in 1967 and 1968 respectively.