Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Festival Hall
City or county: London
Country: England
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Notes: Listed Grade 1 in 1988

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Concert hall  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 519481949Plans drawn up 
Item 2 of 5October 1949  Foundation stone ceremony
Item 3 of 5May 1949May 1951Build/construction 
Item 4 of 52008 Won award or awardsWinner of a RIBA National Award (refurbishment)
Item 5 of 5Mid 2000s Rehabilitation 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 5(Sir) John Leslie Martin (known as Sir Leslie Martin)ArchitectA19481951With Robert Hogg Matthew, P Moro and Edwin Williams
Item 2 of 5Edwin WilliamsArchitectA19481951With Robert Hogg Matthew, Leslie Martin and P Moro
Item 3 of 5Peter Moro A19481951With Robert Hogg Matthew, Leslie Martin and Edwin Williams.
Item 4 of 5Robert Hogg MatthewArchitectA19481951As Architect to London County Council - with Leslie Martin, Edwin Williams and P Moro
Item 5 of 5Allies & MorrisonArchitectural practiceBc. 20042008Refurbishment


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p582
Item 2 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp11
Item 3 of 4Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingpp88-109, 183, 530-1
Item 4 of 4Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p7

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architects Journal12 February 2004  p14