RISE is delighted to announce work for the prestigious Royal Opera House is now complete. We have been responsible for the management of the ‘Open Up’ project, designed by Stanton Williams Architects and intended to transform the physical entrances of the Grade I Listed Building.
Gareth Stapleton, CEO of RISE, commented:
“Open Up was a complex brief, made more difficult by the fact that the Paul Hamlyn Hall contains 1,968 panes of glass, all of which were handed safely back to the Client after the hall’s renovation. This was quite an achievement!”
“We are delighted that after 30 months and 283,758 hours of labour, the Royal Opera House is now fully open to the public once again.”
The project aims significantly to enhance the experience for the public, artists, and guest companies coming to the Royal Opera House. It will offer a series of legible and flexible spaces that can be inhabited and curated by the Royal Opera House. A new glazed extension and entrance on Bow Street will provide passers-by with a clear view of the activities taking place inside. In addition, the entrance leading to the Covent Garden Piazza has been revamped with more foyer space to display the work of the Royal Opera House.
“Given the nature of the logistical challenges for the Open Up project, we are incredibly proud that RISE, in its role as construction manager, was able to ensure that the Royal Opera House remained fully operational throughout the extensive works.” – Gareth Stapleton, CEO of RISE