8build - The Royal Albert Hall
Further modernisation of this important grade 1 listed building.
8build has been appointed on a design and build contract to create a lively meeting foyer, with a versatile daytime and evening café and bar together with a new box office. These facilities will be located at the south end of the building.
On appointing 8build, Chris Cotton the Chief Executive of the Royal Albert Hall congratulated 8build and said “we are confident 8build will be able to deliver the quality, programme, safety management and interface that is so necessary to ensure the security of our varied events programme whilst delivering a first class project.” The Chief Executive also said that he was delighted to announce that the new Porch and Foyer would be opened in late spring 2013 and that it will be renamed "The Zvi and Ofra Meitar Porch and Foyer.”
The funding of the refurbishment of the foyer has only been possible through an extremely generous donation by Zvi and Ofra Meitar, long standing benefactors, Members and Honorary Fellows of the Royal Albert Hall. The outer porch constructed in 2002 – 2004 was also made possible through a significant donation from Mr and Mrs Meitar.