Osborne Celebrates Topping Out at the Royal Academy of Music

Osborne celebrated a milestone at their project at the Royal Academy of Music in Marylebone, as it celebrated reaching the highest point of the project with the topping out of its new recital room. Novum Structures UK also installed the central roof oculus glazing.
To mark the occasion, Osborne was joined by the Royal Academy of Music principal, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Ian Ritchie Architects, RISE Management Consulting and Equals Consulting.

Due to complete in December 2017, Osborne is enhancing the student and public experience by transforming the Sir Jack Lyons theatre’s environmental and aesthetic qualities.

Works have included the strengthening of the existing foundations to support structural alterations and refurbishment works whilst installing a new 100 seat recital hall above the theatre. Osborne are also reshaping the auditorium, enlarging the orchestra pit and increasing seat capacity by 40 percent.

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Principal at Royal Academy of Music said:

“These fantastic new facilities will have a transformational effect on the professional prospects of the world’s most talented young musicians, and the event yesterday afforded a brief moment of true anticipation and excitement. Yesterday was therefore highly significant for the Royal Academy of Music as we begin to see how this exceedingly complicated project is now thrillingly on the home straight. The expertise, dedication and teamwork to make this happen – across all the parties involved – were reflected in the collective pride of the occasion.”