Andrew Jowett OBE comments on the passing of David Bucknall

While Symphony Hall may for some feel like it’s been a part of Birmingham’s fabric for many years, we’re in fact only now approaching our 25th anniversary. So it is with great sadness that we as an organisation, still managed by the very same CEO who saw Symphony Hall built from a hole in the ground, hear of the untimely death of David Bucknall, who project managed the construction of Symphony Hall.

Andrew Jowett OBE, Chief Executive of Town Hall & Symphony Hall, speaking on David Bucknall’s untimely passing said: “It was a privilege to work alongside David in the construction of Symphony Hall, which will be celebrating 25 years in 2016. He will be sorely missed by myself, and the numerous people he has influenced, worked alongside, and befriended over the years.

“Thanks to his hard work, commitment and pioneering knowledge Birmingham is home to one of the world’s best concert halls, to which we are extremely grateful. His legacy will continue to inspire and influence generations of music lovers for many years to come.

“Our thoughts are with his widow Moya, his daughters and grandchildren at this difficult time.”