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Playfords win prestigious theatre royal contract

Playfords win prestigious theatre royal contract

Playfords are delighted to announce the successful award of the contract for the mechanical and electrical elements associated with the refurbishment and alterations to the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane.

Theatre Royal Drury Lane is grade 1 listed and one of the most important theatres in the country; it is owned by LW Theatres Group Ltd (previously known as Really Useful Theatres Group) who purchased the building 16 years ago. It is open daily and has recently held productions of Shrek, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and 42nd Street which is currently showing. Concerts and events are also held in the auditorium. The contract secured by Playfords is to replace the whole of the electrical, mechanical and plumbing services throughout the theatre, bringing it up to today’s standards, which will allow the theatre to host a wider variety of shows and productions and will incorporate the latest technology in terms of sound and lighting systems.

The contract is Playfords’ largest contract award which we are delighted to have been awarded. The contract was won in stiff competition and was secured off the back of a recent success at the Royal Opera House where we completed the MEP Services for the Open Up project. The client and project team expended lots of time analysing our bid and reviewing our works on other projects before we finally secured the contract award in July. Initial survey works have commenced, and a 3D model of the building will be produced so that a fully coordinated building services installation is created. The actual construction and installation works on site will commence in January 2019 following the closure of the latest production at the theatre. We then have 16 months to complete the works prior to the re-opening of the theatre in the Autumn of 2020. This is a prestigious project for Playfords’ which we are delighted to have been awarded.

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