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Usher Hall Phases 2&3 Public Realm

Usher Hall Phases 2&3 Public Realm
2012
The redevelopment of the Grade A listed Usher Hall involved extending the geometry of the beaux arts building to define the extent of the new podium and the envelope of the new extension. The new stepped podium provides essential level access to all three loggias and the new box-office entrance to fully integrate DDA compliance.

The wider public realm setting of the Usher Hall also benefits the Traverse and the Royal Lyceum Theatres providing an open forecourt, uncluttered by vehicles allowing people to congregate in comfort and safety, which can also allow events to be staged in support of the venues and provides opportunities for promotion through use of contemporary signs and lighting along Lothian Road frontage. The design process required construction and detailing of new natural materials to meet the requirement for emergency vehicle access over re-designed whinstone, granite and Caithness stone surfaces.
PROJECT: Usher Hall Phases 2&3 Public Realm
LOCATION: Lothian Road, Edinburgh
CLIENT: City of Edinburgh Council
ARCHITECT: LDN Architects
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Will Rudd Davidson Ltd
SERVICES ENGINEER: Irons Foulner
QUANTITY SURVEYOR: Gleeds
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Ian White Associates
Usher Hall Phases 2&3 Public Realm
Usher Hall Phases 2&3 Public Realm
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Main Contractor:  RJ McLeod Ltd

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