Turner & Townsend to assist in restoring Massey concert hall in Toronto, Canada

17 January 2016 (Last Updated January 17th, 2016 18:30)

Turner & Townsend (T&T) has been selected as the project manager for C$150m ($103.1m) restoration of the Massey hall, a landmark music concert hall in Toronto, Canada.

Massey hall

Turner & Townsend (T&T) has been selected as the project manager for C$150m ($103.1m) restoration of the Massey hall, a landmark music concert hall in Toronto, Canada.

The project will involve restoration works for both the interiors and exteriors of the building that had been built around 120 years ago.

Works for the project are expected to last for seven years, T&T said.

The firm will be helping the property owner Corporation of Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall with the planning, design, construction and occupancy of the building as a part of the project.

Corporation of Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall president and CEO Deane Cameron said: "The restoration project marks the beginning of an important journey for this remarkable Canadian cultural institution.

"Massey Hall is not only a national historic icon that we all treasure, but a place where the world will continue to experience music history as it is made.

"The restoration project marks the beginning of an important journey for this remarkable Canadian cultural institution."

"Our strong relationship with Turner & Townsend, which has consistently shown a deep understanding of our needs, was key to their appointment in the role of project manager.

"Their specialist knowledge, capability and experience in driving change, and exceptional past performance gave us complete confidence on a successful delivery for future generations of music lovers."

T&T had been working with the building owner for municipal, neighbour, legal and government funding related works for the project over the last three years.

T&T Canada managing director Gerard McCabe said: "Our proven ability of restoring historic buildings and performing arts spaces around the world coupled with close working relationships with stakeholders and key decision makers stands us in good stead for delivering the planning and construction of Phase 2 and meeting the Corporation's objective to 'improve everything, change nothing'."


Image: Massey Hall, Toronto. Photo: courtesy of Turner & Townsend plc