904/2A the National Theatre - Architects Closed 7 from 1.1.74, to 30/9/74

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  • Reference
      GB 2080 TPC/1/5/7
  • Dates of Creation
      20 November 1973-30 September 1974
  • Physical Description
      4 folders

Scope and Content

The file contains correspondence and enclosures, including Architect's instructions, meeting minutes, and drawing issue sheets, sent between Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd and the architects, Denys Lasdun & Partners. Subjects discussed include Upper Theatre sidewall Lighting Positions, extra costs for smoke outlets, remedial work and alterations, masking screens, submission and verification of daywork sheets, cat ladders, delays with Mole-Richardson (Stage & Studio Engineering) Ltd's work, production lighting, the expected programme for Hall Stage Equipment Ltd, electrical installation, equipment and room finishes, standby supplies, the post-contract timetable, the dangers of non-wool carpets in generating static electric shocks, bar flying sets, tenders, lighting safety, foyer lighting, the remaining direct contracts to be allocated, small speaker installation, the style of house curtain, paint frame elevators, technical stage wiring, CCTV, Cottesloe Studio galleries and luminaires. Other correspondents include Ascog Ltd; Crown House Engineering Ltd; Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd; Davis, Belfield and Everest; Mole Richardson (Stage & Studio Engineering) Ltd; Rank-Strand Electric Ltd; Hall Stage Equipment Ltd; J A Hewetson & Co Ltd; Tele-Stage Associates Ltd; J W Gray & Son (Lighting Conductor Specialists); Evershed Power-Optics Ltd; Yarsley Testing Laboratories; the South Bank Theatre Board; Harrison Cowley Public Relations; CCT Theatre Lighting Ltd; and James Gibbons. The file also includes a 'Special Report' by P F Jeffery of Denys Lasdun & Partners into delays on site; formal enquiries for information by Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd; and a full list of subcontractors and suppliers for the National Theatre contract. The original card folder has been disposed of. '904/2A the National Theatre - Architects Closed 7 from 1.1.74, to 30/9/74' was written on the spine.

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