Hayward Gallery Refurbishment
Client: Southbank Centre London
The Hayward Gallery is one of London’s most important spaces for displaying contemporary art. The gallery was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1968 and is an outstanding example of sixties brutalist architecture. One of the few remaining buildings of this style, it was designed by a group of young architects and is named after the late Sir Isaac Hayward, the former leader of the London County Council.
Having been constructed in the 1960s certain elements of the building’s structure and infrastructure were reaching the end of their serviceable lives. The project therefore identified these items and prioritised their renewal or replacement in line with available funding streams. The strategic project goal of the scheme was to ensure that visitors to the gallery are able to appreciate artworks under the best possible conditions.
CPC was commissioned to deliver project management, quantity surveying and CDM Coordinator services. In addition to our statutory duties under the CDM Regulations 2007 we were responsible for determining feasibility, taking the project through the design and procurement phases and subsequently managing its delivery on site. In doing so we provided the client with a single point of responsibility for all project issues.
We also worked closely with the contractor throughout the 15-week programme to allow the client to defer elements of the project until financial commitment was received from donating bodies, without compromising the desired scope.
We successfully brought the project to a close within the originally agreed budget and also delivered it a week before the client’s deadline. This allowed the client early access to commence their exhibition build activities and reoccupy the building.