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Usher Hall Edinburgh
Concert Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh – refurbishment by LDN Architects
Box Office: 0131 228 1155
Usher Hall Extension
Usher Hall Extension + Refurbishment
Usher Hall Refurb Cost
Usher Hall News
Usher Hall: Phase 2
Usher Hall refurbishment : LDN Architects
The Usher Hall went in for Planning again in Jun 2003, by LDN Architects (architects of Festival Theatre), includes slither of extension to south (Grindlay St) containing bar, box office and offices above, and disabled access using fall of site to north and using same diameter as extension sprung from centre of symmetrical building.
The Usher Hall Extension removes the symmetrical plan and pushes out further than Lyceum’s foyer, narrowing Grindlay St, thus fairly radical. Removal of disfiguring poster displays and disengagement of mainly glass extension to existing heavy stone would benefit Edinburgh. No competition this time, previously RMJM scheme was developed and Richard Murphy proposed a ‘ring of saturn’ scheme using cafes at the top.
Usher Hall Phase 2 to cost approx. £9m, refurbishment scheme, image released early Aug 2002
The adjoining Victorian Royal Lyceum Theatre by CJ Phipps was also refurbished by Law & Dunbar-Nasmith (now LDN), in 1998.
The Usher Hall redevelopment was attacked by the RFACS in 2002
Usher Hall, Edinburgh : Phase 2
LDN Architects’ proposal for the Phase 2 Redevelopment of Edinburgh’s Usher Hall has been awarded lottery grants of £2.8m from the Scottish Arts Council and £1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Usher Hall – SAC information: www.scottisharts.org.uk/content/press_release.cfm?press_id=212
‘This exciting proposal for the Usher Hall offers a real opportunity to make it an outstanding venue for Edinburgh and for Scotland in the 21st century,’ said Maud Marshall, Chair of the Scottish Arts Council’s Capital Committee. This new phase of the Hall’s development will deliver enormous benefits for audiences and for artists, and we are delighted with their plans to build a diverse artistic programme and bring in new audiences.
Usher Hall Building : Background Information
News Excerpts re Usher Hall:
Edinburgh Concert Hall Refurbishment
Usher Hall Extension
LDN Architects – Scottish Building: the original Eden Court Theatre
Just to the west of the Usher Hall is Edinburgh Conference Centre
Comments / photos for the Usher Hall Architecture pages welcome
Usher Hall Edinburgh – Building : pageAdrian Welch