Changing Places, Changing Lives – When London’s famous Southbank Centre decided to add a Changing Places facility to their listed Thameside arts centre, they utilised Multicare’s unique pool of expertise to translate their scheme into reality, and create a facility which enhanced the iconic structure. The finished scheme is a huge improvement for visitors with special needs, and our complete installation, service and maintenance package is a boon to the facilities manager. A true win-win situation!
At the heart of the Southbank Centre, located on the banks of the Thames, is the Royal Festival Hall, one of Londons leading music venues plus some of the best places to eat, drink and shop while you’re in the area. As well as a 2,500 capacity auditorium, the Royal Festival Hall is also where you’ll find The Clore Ballroom, The Poetry Library, Spirit Level, Southbank Centre Shop, Riverside Terrace Cafe, Central Bar and Skylon restaurant. Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, the Grade I listed Hall is one of the world’s leading performance venues.
Being a grade 1 listed building the Royal Festival Hall presented certain challenges for the installation of a changing places facility. It was stipulated there should be no interruption to scheduled events at the hall and disturbance to visitors should be minimal. It was also necessary to create a safe and secure work area to protect staff, artists and the general public.
Multicare Medical offered Southbank Centre a complete turn-key solution including the refurbishment and installation of all the necessary equipment to meet regulatory standards. Our brief included amalgamating two rooms into one with new floor, ceiling and wall covering; also included were electrical and plumbing works necessary for the installation and, of course all the changing places equipment including – ceiling hoist, shower bench, grab rails, height adjustable basin, sanitary ware and ancillary items.
Multicare provided a flexible programme for the installation programme to fit in with the events at the hall.
We are proud to provide complete end to end solutions supporting our clients every step of the way right through from initial consultation to installation management.
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