Electrical Contractors Commercial & Domestic 
New building delivering both study and performance spaces on one site for leading drama school 
This prestigious new drama school in Hammersmith London has previously seen many famous alumni, including Beneditct Cumberbatch, David Suchet and Hermione Norris.  
This new building delivers both study and performance spaces on one site for the first time in LAMDA’s 150 year history. LAMDA is a leading drama school with a global reputation, offering vocational training to the actors, stage managers, technicians, directors, and designers of the future.  
The new 5,500m2 building provides a 200 seat theatre, flexible 120 seat studio theatre, backstage facilities, a soundproofed TV/film/audio suite, a teaching block with 10 studios, student changing facilities, administrative offices, library and study centre. 

Barrie Beard Ltd’s scope of work included 

Lighting and Emergency design and installation 
Small power installation 
Car-park lighting 
External lighting 
Fire alarm system 
Public address system (PAVA) 
CCTV system / TV system 
Security alarm 
AV Power 
Door access system including intercoms 
Stage lighting 
Disabled refuge 
Voice and data installation 
Theatre House lighting 
Induction loops 
Lighting protection 
Data communications 

Project Data 

CONTRACTOR: VolkerFitzpatrick 
COMPLETED: May 2017 
DURATION: 17 Months 

Prestigious new drama school 


Dan Ingram (BB Contracts Manager) worked on a Project in West London LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) from 2015 to 2017, where he was responsible for procuring and supervising the installation of the Electrical work and to supervise the Mechanical installation which formed part of a sub-contract package for Barrie Beard Ltd. 
The project involved the construction of a 3 storey Teaching block which consisted of 10 Studios with various offices and meeting room. There was also Studio Theatre and Main Auditorium Theatre complete with fly tower. 
Dan was very cooperative with working with our Site Managers regarding to site coordination, deliveries and arranging the correct level of resource for the project. 
Dan was very proactive, and his enthusiasm assisted in driving the project forward. I personally had a very good working relationship and we managed to deliver a very difficult project with very little snags and defects." 
Leslie Beharry 
Senior Building Services Manager, VolkerFitzpatrick 
"It has been a pleasure working with you on LAMDA Phase 2 project. This was quite a complicated project as this has a lot of Audio Visual & Stage Lighting Equipment for both the Auditorium & Various Studios. I am pleased to inform you that the project is successfully completed & quality of workmanship was excellent." 
Joe Sagger 
Senior Electrical Engineer, Pell Frischmann Consultants 
"I would like thank you for all your help and support throughout what was an extremely challenging and difficult project. 
I always instil into our team at Marquee AV how important it is to nurture and maintain a good solid relationship with the appointed Electrical Contractor, on site and off, as we have to work so closely together. This strong and reliable framework enables both parties to look out for one another, collaborate and ultimately complete a project to the highest possible standard, as you know. I am in no doubt that the success of the delivered project was largely due to our excellent working relationship with Barrie Beard Ltd. 
As with Swansea Great Hall, we found your team to be consistently helpful and understanding towards what was a very difficult element of works; it was also so great to see some familiar faces on site which always helps to ensure the process runs smoothly and seamlessly. 
I believe that, for all its difficulties, LAMDA should be considered a great success and a project we should both be proud of, as I understand that the Client and Consultants were very happy with the finished systems. 
I look forward to working with you and your team on the next one!" 
Robert Whitaker 
Senior Project Manager, Marquee AV - Audio Visual Systems 
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