RISE is proud to be part of the winning team as construction consultants for The Susie Sainsbury Theatre and The Angela Burgess Hall at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
The project, designed by Ian Ritchie Architects Limited, won both the RIBA London Award and the RIBA London Building of the Year Award. We worked closely with the architects to replace a 1970s auditorium with a new auditorium and provide a new facility atop the Royal Academy of Music.
Construction of this scheme provided some logistical challenges as it is located in the heart of Grade I and II Listed buildings within the Royal Academy of Music. The Susie Sainsbury Theatre and The Angela Burgess Hall had to be structurally mindful of their surroundings and provide acoustic perfection.
The hard work, however, was worth it. The Susie Sainsbury Theatre is a brand new performance space for Britain’s oldest conservatoire and brings with it 40 percent more seating than the previous auditorium. The Angela Burgess Recital Hall, a new 100-seater facility, meanwhile, is nestled amongst other Listed buildings at rooftop level.
“This is a very accomplished piece of architecture, which resolves exceptionally complex technical challenges, with elegance, wit and aplomb,” said the RIBA
Gareth Stapleton CEO – RISE went on to say “What a fantastic result. Working with such renowned architects on this historical world leading institution was a real pleasure”.