On Wednesday 22 March I attended a health and safety meeting at our refurbishment of the Southbank. These buildings - adjacent to the Royal Festival Hall - contain the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery plus back of house areas.
Mid-afternoon my team of 220 operatives and staff were evacuated because of the terrorist incident in Westminster. Calmly and efficiently we left the 550 room site. The Royal Festival Hall and surrounding buildings, containing 1,000 school children and others, were also evacuated.