New glass atrium and pavilion for Southbank

The project includes:

  • A new Central Foyer - a glazed atrium that will cover the space between the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, and the Hayward Gallery.
  • A new Glass Pavilion - a venue "floating" on top of the Central Foyer, designed to hold a full orchestra of 150 and choir of up to 250 plus small audience.
  • A new 'liner' building along Waterloo Bridge, including a national literature centre and two restaurants.
  • New venues for gigs and dance performances in the undercrofts - the spaces underneath the complex.
  • general refurbishment work
  • improved disabled access

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Plans for southbank revamp

The Southbank Centre has unveiled plans to transform the complex around the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery.