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Jonathan Tuckey creates archive in Royal Festival Hall foyer

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West London-based Jonathan Tuckey Design has completed this £100,000 working ‘archive studio’ in the foyer of the Royal Festival Hall

The 40m² scheme inside the grade 1-listed 1951 building designed by London County Council’s chief architect, Robert Matthew, aims to open up the Southbank Centre’s collections to a wider public audience.

According to the Southbank Centre, the studio ‘will allow visitors to see our archivists and volunteers at work on the collection and offer the opportunity for the public to engage directly with the archive material and play a part in the presentation and preservation of our collection’.

The centre hopes the archive ‘will become the catalyst for a pioneering public programme to reveal our heritage for everyone to enjoy’.

Project data

Project: Southbank Centre Archive Studio
Client: Southbank Centre
Location: Royal Festival Hall, London
Completed: October 2015
Partners: Southbank Centre, Heritage Lottery Fund
Area: 40m²
Budget : £100,000
Construction: Penwright, Connacht Construction

Manufacturers/ suppliers:
Archive Shelving:Dexion Slotted Angle shelving manufactured by Dexion and supplied by Penwright
Pegboard cladding:6mm perforated hardboard manufactured by Finnish Fibreboard and supplied by Meyer Timber.
Enamel tables and signs: Manufactured and supplied by AJ Wells
Lamp de Marseille: Manufacture by NEMO Lighting and supplied by Twenty Twenty One.

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