D, L & P (1974/5/6) Closed

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2080 TPC/1/5/11
  • Dates of Creation
      1973-23 Dec 1976
  • Physical Description
      5 folders

Scope and Content

The file contains correspondence and enclosures sent mainly between Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd and Denys Lasdun & Partners, but also with Flint & Neill Ltd, with correspondence copies of correspondence between Denys Lasdun & Partners and other contractors that they have sent on to Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd. There are also a number of architect's instruction sheets issued by Denys Lasdun & Partners largely related to quotations and putting in orders for new equipment and parts. The file covers every aspect of the installation and focuses on delays and holdups in the work of the sub-contractors, equipment failures and defects, modifications and remedial work, inspections and testing of work, meeting the Greater London Council's (GLC's) safety requirements so that they issue an entertainment licence, work still to be done and completion of that work. Specific subjects covered are diverse and include how and when to conduct site meetings, Crown House Engineering Ltd's financial claims regarding the electrical installation, the installation of clocks, extra costs and time extensions claimed by Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, requests for updated drawings and site instructions, the issuing of certificates of completion, how to submit daywork sheets, formal notifications under the terms of the contract of delays to work, coordination on the handover of completed areas to the client, CO2 and foam installations, overheating in the lighting memory room and EPO equipment room, excess steelwork in the Upper Theatre grid, loading on the Upper Theatre fly tower lighting hoists, the application of a hardener to the sprayed asbestos in the paint shop, settling of accounts for Sloane Electrical Ltd, sharing time in the auditoria between the Theatre and the contractors still working on it, moving the fourth wall in the Cottesloe, night supervision of Mole-Richardson (Stage & Studio Engineering) Ltd, and concerns over lack of progress on completion and defects by Hall Stage Equipment Ltd and Mole-Richardson (Stage & Studio Engineering) Ltd. The correspondents include Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd, Denys Lasdun & Partners, Mole-Richardson (Stage & Studio Engineering) Ltd, Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, Flint & Neill Ltd, Greater London Council (GLC), Pye Business Communications Ltd, J A Hewetson & Co Ltd, Crown House Engineering Ltd, National Theatre, Sound Research Laboratories Ltd, Coubro & Scrutton Ltd, Simplex-GE Ltd, Davis Belfield and Everest, Tele-Stage Associates Ltd and Evershed Power-Optics Ltd. Items include a 'clock' schedule for the installation of clocks around the building, several test and acceptance certificates issued by the United Lift Company Ltd, a letter from Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, titled 'Testing, Inspection & Certificates', setting out the testing procedure for the whole installation, a memorandum from the GLC granting a licence for the Lyttelton, a quotation by Simplex-GE Ltd and architect's instruction regarding the starter panel for the Cottesloe Theatre and a tender document for a nominated sub contractor. Original card folder disposed of. 'D, L & P (1974/5/6) Closed' was written on the front.

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