Royal Albert Hall

South Kensington, London

The Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK’s most treasured and distinctive buildings. The Hall was designed by civil engineers Captain Francis Fowke and Major-General Henry Scott and opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria.

Campbell Smith & Co were appointed as consultants and principal contractor for a pilot project to trial a new interior scheme for the Hall’s 127 iconic boxes.

Our consultancy and specialist decorations teams worked with the client to realise and implement the new interior scheme in three boxes. Timeframes were incredibly tight, with all three boxes requiring completion within the Hall’s seven-day maintenance week.

Campbell Smith managed the upholstery, flooring and electrical packages, and sourced fixtures and fittings for the boxes. The consultancy team provided colour advice and lead testing prior to the commencement of site works. Our specialist decorations team implemented the chosen team, which included a range of decorative paint and glaze treatments.

The pilot was a huge success and our teams will be returning to the Hall in Autumn 2019 to make a start on the next set of boxes.