Perth Concert Hall is credited with playing an important role in the regeneration of this historic Scottish city.
Perth Concert Hall is one of the most versatile venues in Europe, capable of being reconfigured into eight different seating formats.
The venue seats 1,200 on two levels and is designed to provide excellent sightlines and acoustics for orchestral performances.
Its eight metre high foyer is a multi-functional space capable of hosting exhibitions, interval bars and banquets and provides access to a 150-seat multi-use hall.
Our alternative foundation design provided a hybrid solution of mass fill concrete to prevent building uplift during flood conditions and lightweight polystyrene block fill to reduce bearing on the relatively weak ground. This eliminated the need for 270 30m long piles and provided a saving in terms of programme.
A teamwork ethos was fostered on this project with strong relationships developed between the construction and design teams.
“The residents of Perth and Kinross have a first class public venue that fully meets the objectives outlined in the design brief. It was the project management skills of Sir Robert McAlpine and the relationships developed with client and contractors that contributed to this situation being achieved.” - Peter Bing from client Perth and Kinross Leisure
Perth Concert Hall won the Regeneration Award at the British Construction Industry Awards in 2006. The judges commended the efforts of the project team as “a great result delivered by a close knit design & build team”. They added: “Major engineering challenges included elaborate roof trusses and a sophisticated basement structure which minimises foundation loading and combats tidal uplift. All in all, a fine example of a cultural building contributing strongly to a regeneration programme.”