Date 24 Jun 2022
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a visit to Galliford Try’s Brixton House Theatre project on Somerleyton Road, prior to unveiling the Windrush Memorial statue created by Jamaican-born sculptor Basil Watson at Waterloo Street.
The Royal couple attended the theatre to meet aspiring artists and were greeted by the youth organisation Elevate, a programme led by Lambeth Council which aims to increase opportunities in the creative industries and provide support for every young person in the borough.
Appointed through Southern Construction Framework, Galliford Try has recently completed the construction of Brixton House, previously known as the Ovalhouse, creating a modern, purpose-built landmark for arts and culture for the South London community.
The new building, which is part of the Somerleyton Road Development Project in partnership with London Borough of Lambeth, comprises two flexible main theatre performance spaces with seven studio rooms, a creative hub with a large public café and ancillary accommodation with the neighbouring Victorian Carlton Mansions building that incorporates refurbished creative workspaces.
Gavin Bridge, Managing Director for Galliford Try Building Southern, said: “It’s an honour to have The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit what has become a flagship project for our business. We are delighted to be a part of history that will continue to pioneer new talent at one of the most important centres in the community.”