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Stanta begin design on new Olympia Theatre development with Alumet Facades

Posted on: 30 July 2023

Stanta begin design on new Olympia Theatre development with Alumet Facades

Stanta are delighted to have been awarded the design, supply and installation of the SFS infill walls to the Gate G phase of the £1.3 Billion redevelopment of the Kensington Olympia by Laing O'Rourke. 

Stanta have been awarded this package by leading facade contractor Alumet following the successful delivery of the SFS packages on their 12 Gardens and Wood Wharf projects in 2022.

Stanta look forward to working with Alumet again on this project with another opportunity to prove the benefits of placing the SFS works in one package with a specialist contractor who can take control of design, scheduling and delivery/installation of the critical path SFS works ahead of the primary Glazing and Facade systems. 

The exhibition centre was built in 1886 as the National Agricultural Hall to designs by architect Henry Edward Coe. Before redevelopment the Olympia was the venue for more than 220 exhibitions and events each year, including the Olympia Horse Show and Stylist Live.Key buildings on the site were listed in 2003. 

Laing O’Rourke had landed the main works contract to deliver seven new buildings on the site, including the theatre. Scheduled to open in 2025, the 1,575-seat venue in west London will be operated by Trafalgar Entertainment, the current owner of the Trafalgar Theatre in central London. 

As well as the new theatre in Hammersmith Road, the 2019 consent includes a four-screen arthouse cinema, a 3,500 seat live music arena and 51,000m² of offices, studios and co-working space for the creative industries in art, music and entertainment.

G-Gate Theatre will be a 6,000m2 performing arts centre clad in precast concrete and a fully glazed curtain wall elevation onto Hammersmith Road.

Stanta works begin onsite in 2024. For more information and progress photos please visit our projects page.