Europe’s newest concert hall is built by Brits

The Queen Elisabeth Hall, which opens in Antwerp on Friday, was designed by Simpson Haugh and Partners from Manchester.

That’s another contract we would have stood to lose post-Brexit. Report here.

The hall will be the home of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra.


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  • In what possible way would or could Brexit have had on a contract such as this?
    They were able to quite happily employ specialists in Chicago, not part of a political or customs union with Belgium. And the employment of consultants from the UK, at the present time, would have been financially advantageous compared to pre-Brexit vote as the exchange rate is in Antwerp’s favour. I can’t see anything in the report or otherwise to suggest that Brexit would have a negative effect on this type of relationship.

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