Guildford Civic Concert Hall
Austin-Smith:Lord’s masterplan for a new Cultural Quarter in Guildford town centre includes the design of the RIBA Award winning G-Live Concert Hall and entertainment venue. In addition, part of the development is a new 4*, 185-bedroom Guildford Radisson Edwardian Hotel for which Austin-Smith:Lord was the concept design architect.
The G-Live venue opened to the public in September 2011. It comprises a flexible multi-purpose auditorium, flexible studio rehearsal space, conference and seminar rooms, a café, bars and foyer space. The venue provides a focus for cultural events in the evening and is an important social hub and meeting place during the day.
We’ve had lots of compliments about the building and how well people think it will work operationally, so many thanks for your achievement! Everyone who has had any dealings with the venue thus far has commented how attractive and user friendly the design is.
Jim Miles, Director, Guildford Borough Council
CLIENT: GUILDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE, INTERIORS
SECTOR: ARTS & CULTURE
CONTRACTOR: WILLMOTT DIXON
STRUCTURES: URS/SCOTT WILSON
SERVICES: ROGER PRESTON & PARTNERS
COST CONSULTANT: MDA CONSULTING
2012 RIBA AWARD