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Royal Festival Hall refurbishment launched with 5m donation

The refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall has been launched by South Bank Chairman Lord Hollick removing a section of the 53 year old boilers in the basement.

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South Bank chief executive Michael Lynch and Lord Hollick present Vivien Duffield with a picture of the Royal Festival Hall.


He also announced a 5m boost to the funding from Dame Vivien Duffield's Clore Foundation.

Speaking afterwards upstairs Lord Hollick said: "The total amount is around 90m including the 71m refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall and 19m for the extension building, landscaping and lighting of the area."

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Photo: Simon Leigh


Work will begin on the controversial extension alongside Hungerford Bridge in the summer. This work and a new river frontage is due to be completed before the major refurbishment starts in July 2005. The official re-opening is planned for January 2007.

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During the closure the South Bank Centre plans to present a full programme in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery.

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