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