Stairway to the bars

Spiral's stairway at the Palladium

Spiral Construction has just completed a feature staircase for the iconic London Palladium theatre.

Working in conjunction with main contractor Overbury and RHWL Architects, the Helston-based company was commissioned to design, manufacture and install a helical staircase to link the newly refurbished Palladium bar with the foyer.

Much of the work was directly supervised by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, chairman and owner of the Really Useful Group, which runs the Palladium along with a number of other leading West End theatres.

Spiral Construction MD Eric Nicholls commented: “We are delighted to have been involved in such a prestigious project and the feedback that we have received from all parties involved has been excellent.

“The timescale to complete the work was particularly challenging as we could not carry out any surveys on the existing structure until Sister Act, the last show prior to the shut down, had finished its run. And the work was further disrupted when the theatre had to reopen in the middle of the works for the Royal Variety Performance.”

Other high profile work Spiral has been involved with recently includes the design and supply of a feature curved staircase to the Heron Tower, London’s tallest building.