Royal Albert Hall’s drains

The Royal Albert Hall in west London is distinctive for its unique circular architecture and Victorian styling. As a Grade I listed property, all proposed renovation works must meet strict regulations. For the water systems, Gutterworks chose Alumasc to recreate the original gutter and pipe mouldings. Ten years ago, Alumasc rainwater management systems were installed in a similar project at King’s Cross St Pancras Station.

With the need to retain as much of the Royal Albert Hall’s original character and features as possible, Apex Heritage cast iron gutters and downpipes were moulded to exactly replicate the originals. Phil Lapping, Regional Sales Manager and Estimator at Gutterworks, said: “We began by removing the original downpipes, hoppers and gutters. Sandcast bespoke patterns were made, and the products cast and finished with the Alumasc certified painted finish, so we were able to install the finished product on site, with no painting required. To look at the Royal Albert Hall now, you wouldn’t even notice there had been any changes. And that’s the point of great water management systems – they’re meant to work smoothly and blend seamlessly with the design of the building so that you don’t even notice them. The building – especially this building – should always be the main focus.” 

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