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The Southbank Centre is comprised of the Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room. The art gallery and two concert halls were built in 1965-8 by the GLC Architect's Department and were constructed of reinforced concrete which was clad externally with pre-cast concrete slabs. The three are accessible by a series of elevated walkways which are at different levels.

In 2003 the Hayward Gallery was closed between January and October while building works were carried out to extend the foyer and install a new café bar.

The Southbank Centre has played host to many famous performers, among which include Louis Armstrong, Dame Shirley Bassey, Lou Reed and Radiohead. According to the 20th Century Society, the South Bank Centre '..showcases some of the best and most important Brutalist architecture in the country.'

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