LAMDA Topping Out Ceremony

25th January 2016 | Posted in: Education, Employer's Agent, Quantity Surveying, CDM Consultancy, Baqus News

After reaching the 'Halfway Point' back in October 2015, BAQUS were pleased to attend the topping out ceremony on the 20th January for the £28m LAMDA project.

The topping out ceremony was to celebrate reaching the highest point of the development which will house a 200+ seat theatre (The Simon Sainsbury Theatre) with a full height fly tower, a 120 seat studio theatre (The Carne Studio Theatre), 10 flexible rehearsal/teaching studios, a dedicated recorded media suite, The Sackler Library and Study Centre, state of the art technical and backstage facilities, student changing rooms, offices and meeting rooms.

LAMDA Principal Joanna Read said: “The United Kingdom leads the way in vocational arts training – and LAMDA is the trailblazer, an innovator that sets the standards others follow. Our new facilities will enrich the global industry and empower its students and practitioners to shape the future of art form.” 

LAMDA Chairman Luke Rittner added: “As the Chairman of LAMDA I am delighted to see us reach this important milestone. These new facilities will enhance our position as the world’s leading centre for drama training and we are profoundly grateful to each and every one of our staff, students, graduates, friends, donors and supporters who have all helped to bring us to this exciting moment.”

The team who consist of Main Contractors VolkerFitzpatrick and Architects Niall McLaughlin were joined by a few recognisable faces for this exciting milestone of the project.  Joining LAMDA on the roof for the topping out were award-winning alumni Paterson Joseph and David Moorst, as well as LAMDA President Timothy West CBE and Andy Slaughter, MP for Hammersmith.

BAQUS are working for LAMDA as Employer’s Agent, CDM Consultant and Quantity Surveyors on the project.
For further information please contact our London office on 0207 831 1283
For further information on LAMDA and their facilities please visit and to find out more about their new home follow this link

There is a time-lapse video on YouTube of the construction of this project:-


Photographs by Richard Hubert Smith. © LAMDA Limited 2016 

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