Salisbury Group has been appointed to a two-year contract as engineering maintenance service provider to the Roundhouse – one of London’s leading arts and concert hubs.
Salisbury Group won the deal, which includes an extension option of two years, in a competitive bidding process. The service provider has been working closely with Roundhouse on planning for the return of large public events while supporting it with maintenance services during the lockdown.
The agreement is for a full range of mechanical and electrical engineering services at the 3,000-person capacity venue. Salisbury Group was appointed for “its partnership philosophy, technical expertise, and demonstrable ability to ensure compliance” at a location that previously received tens of thousands of visitors every week.
The grade II* listed building, which reopens to audiences in July, was built as a servicing depot for storing rail locomotives but since the 1960s it has played host to the world’s biggest music acts and is one of the capital’s landmark creative and entertainment centres. As well as being a location for gigs, plays and shows, the Roundhouse supports almost 7,500 young people each year to develop their creative and life skills in the Roundhouse Studios – a creative centre for young people.
Andrew Lunt, Salisbury Group managing director, said: "The Roundhouse is a globally renowned facility with unique characteristics. We are working closely with the Roundhouse team to provide a first-class event space that is safe, compliant and efficient for all who use it."
Sam Oldham, the venue’s director, said: "The Roundhouse has a leading international reputation not only for great events but also for our focus on high quality and professionalism. We chose Salisbury Group because it reflects this philosophy and is committed to building a partnership culture with us.”