TPC's Papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2080 TPC/1/3/8
  • Dates of Creation
      1967-18 March 1980
  • Physical Description
      5 folders

Scope and Content

The file contains legal arbitration documents and correspondence relating to the contract between the South Bank Theatre and Opera House Board [the Client] and Theatre Projects Ltd, including inviting Richard Pilbrow to join the building committee; budget costs and initial estimates for the stage equipment; the proposed sliding scale of charges; ongoing contract negotiations; the tendering process for sub-contractors and who will have ultimate design responsibility; the nomination of Mole-Richardson (Stage & Studio Engineering) Ltd to manufacture and build the drum revolve stage; fee invoices; breakdown and analysis of approved expenditure; queries about the clauses relating to fees in the contract; charges for timework, overtime and travel; the costs of various sub-contracts; national insurance contributions; the withholding of payments from Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd and collections of invoices. Correspondents include Lawrence Olivier for the National Theatre; Richard Pilbrow; Denys Lasdun & Partners; the South Bank Theatre Board; Berger, Oliver & Co; Lovell, White & King; Davis, Belfield and Everest; the Greater London Council (GLC); and Simmons & Simmons. The title page is headed, 'DH&B (Ref. RAG/EJ) Arbitration Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd v The South Bank Theatre Board Claimants' Documents' (DH&B probably refers to Denton, Hall & Burgin, solicitors). The original card folder has been disposed of. 'TPC's Papers' was written on the front, and 'Facsimile Machines' was written on the inside right of the folder.

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