904-1B National Theatre Client N.T. 1980

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2080 TPC/1/3/4
  • Dates of Creation
      October 1967-5 August 1980
  • Physical Description
      3 folders

Scope and Content

The file contains correspondence and enclosures, file notes and meeting notes largely relates to the dispute between Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd and The South Bank Theatre Board over the fees payable, and mainly consists of correspondence between Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd and their solicitors about preparation for a legal arbitration. Specific topics include choosing an arbitrator, the nature and function of an engineer, preparation of reports on the work of Evershed Power Optics Ltd, cost of travel time, Michael Kuhn joining the board of Theatre Projects Ltd, an informal meeting between Sir Joseph Lockwood and Kuhn about the dispute, a meeting with the Board to discuss the Lyttleton flying installation, gathering documentary evidence from a previous solicitor, the original 1960s contract negotiations, alternative billings and projected expenditure over 5 years. Correspondents include Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd, Denton Hall & Burgin (their solicitors), The South Bank Theatre Board, Berger Oliver & Company (solicitors), Jeffrey Green and Company, Denys Lasdun Redhouse and Softley, Davis Belfield and Everest, Richard Brett, Richard Pilbrow, and Simmons and Simmons (The South Bank Theatre Board's solicitors). Items include the 1966 edition of 'Model Form of General Conditions of Contract' published by the Institution of Electrical Engineers; a table of all sub- and direct contracts and their value; two reference copies (one signed and dated) of the proposed memorandum of agreement for arbitration between The South Bank Theatre Board and Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd; Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd v The South Bank Theatre Board Draft Directions for Arbitration; a claim sheet showing the total amount outstanding to date; tables titled 'Proposed Sliding Scale of Charges', 'Projected Expenditure over Five Years' and 'Summary of Budget Costs' all from Autumn 1967; two versions of a legal document listing the points of claim between the parties; and two versions of draft 'without prejudice' legal letter. Original card folder disposed of. '904/1B 1980 4' was written on the front cover, and '904-1B National Theatre Client N.T. 1980' was written on the spine. Inside the folder 'Bob Goldspink' was written, below which 'M K Laurence 405 7294' had been crossed out.

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