London venue Olympia Central’s extensive revamp has been awarded the Conservation Award for Best Refurbishment by local group the Hammersmith Society.
Architects Collado Collins reconfigured the space at the venue, previously known as Olympia Two, infilling the atrium space on the first and second levels and refurbishing the conference centre to include a new contemporary foyer.
The venue’s mechanical and electrical infrastructure was also upgraded, façade stonework and windows were repaired and the canopy was repainted.
“During the past two years £30m has been invested in Olympia and it’s a privilege to have our venue recognised within the local community,” said EC&O MD Nigel Nathan. “We have worked hard to ensure that all of the recent changes remain sympathetic to our existing architecture and we’re extremely proud of the results.”
The management hopes the venue space will provide more flexible space suited to launch events.
The Hammersmith Society seeks to preserve and enhance architecture and the urban environment in the area by promoting public interest in an improved townscape, by campaigning and working with the public and local and national authorities.
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