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BuroHappold to engineer prestigious concert hall

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The engineering firm for a state-of-the-art concert hall, which will be the home of the London Symphony Orchestra, has been announced.

BuroHappold will provide civil, structural and building services engineering at the Centre for Music in a £4M deal. The Centre will be built on the site of the Museum of London in the City of London, which is set to be demolished and relocated to a 25,000m² site in West Smithfield.

As well as providing a permanent home for the London Symphony Orchestra, the centre will host touring artists and orchestras, and have education, training and digital spaces.

Aecom, AKT, Arup, BuroHappold, Ramboll and WSP all made the shortlist to engineer the Centre for Music, which could cost up to £250M to build.

BuroHappold Engeering global culture sector leader and partner Stephen Jolly said: “The Centre for Music project is a fantastic opportunity for us to add significant engineering value to a project that seeks to use music to improve the lives of a wide community.

“We will be designing all of the civil and structural engineering and the building services engineering for the Centre.

“Our integrated approach will allow us to simplify the complexity of the project through elegant integrated engineering solutions.”

The design team, headed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with architecture firm Sheppard Robson, will deliver a design to the City of London Corporation by December next year.

The Centre for Music is led by the Barbican, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, backed by £2.5M funding from the City of London Corporation.

 

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