Following a competitive bidding process, Salisbury Group has been chosen as engineering maintenance service provider for the Roundhouse in London, UK. The venue plans to reopen to audiences in July 2021.
The contract is for two years with the potential to extend for a further two years. The service provider has been working closely with the Roundhouse to plan for the return of large public events, while supporting it with ongoing maintenance services during the lockdown period.
The Roundhouse is a performing arts, events and concert venue that welcomes some of the world’s biggest names in music, theatre, circus and spoken word. The Grade II listed building was formerly a railway engine repair shed before being transformed into a venue more than 50 years ago.
As well as a location for plays, gigs and shows, the Roundhouse supports almost 7,500 young people each year to develop their creative and life skills in the Roundhouse Studios, a creative centre for young people.
The agreement is for a full range of mechanical and electrical engineering services at the 3,000-capacity venue. Salisbury Group noted it was appointed for its partnership philosophy, technical expertise and ability to ensure compliance at a location which historically has seen tens of thousands of visitors every week.
“We are very pleased to be supporting a cultural and educational landmark,” said Andrew Lunt, group managing director. “The Roundhouse is a globally renowned facility with unique characteristics. We are working closely with the Roundhouse team to provide a first-class event space that is safe, compliant and efficient for all who use it.”
“The Roundhouse has a leading international reputation not only for great events but also for our focus on high quality and professionalism,” said Sam Oldham, Roundhouse venue director. “We chose Salisbury Group because it reflects this philosophy and is committed to building a partnership culture with us.”
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