A day in a palace - Hussey Seatway the king of retractable seating

We were delighted to attend the ABTT Theatre Show at Alexandra Palace last week.  

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Our stand received lots of attention as we are participating in the restoration of the east wing, providing both fixed and retractable seating to the stalls and the balcony.  With incredible artwork on our stand of the current stage of the build and artists impressions of the finished result (kindly provided to us by the architects Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios) visitors were very interested.

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Luke Windsor (Sales Manager) and Joanna Palmer (Marketing Manager) we very privileged to visit the site, under the guidance of Wilmott Dixon, the main contractor.   So fantastic to see the theatre taking shape.  Stunning use of an unused space high on the hill, north of London with sweeping views of the capital and all it's London financial district landmarks. 

In addition to restoring the ceiling, Wilmott Dixon are lifting up the entire floor, which is being levelled and then all of the 1,200 original floorboards have just been re-laid.  Our guide told us it was 'London's largest jigsaw puzzle'!!

This East Wing overlooks central London, but the BBC’s construction team bricked up the windows inside the arches in the 1930s to improve the sound levels!  These bricks are being removed and around 2,000 of the bricks will be reclaimed and used elsewhere on the job as part of a recycling exercise.

There are many ways that you can support this incredible build, see here for more details http://www.alexandrapalace.com/support-us/

 

High quality portable CLARIN chair - new website

The Clarin by Hussey Seating website has received a fresh new look.  https://www.clarinseating.com/

Clarin portable folding chairs expand the event configuration possibilities in every space - increasing venue revenue options and patron comfort at every move. Customers continue to develop new seating applications and today Clarin chairs can be found as premium sideline seating at professional sports venues, team seating at NBA arenas, in suites and loge boxes, high school gymnasiums, meeting rooms and conferences facilities, and worship spaces.

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London's oldest NEW theatre to re-open on 1st December 2018 and we are part of it ...

Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust (APPCT) has announced the opening programme for its Theatre following an extensive, multimillion pound restoration. It will host a special performance from the BBC Concert Orchestra for the Proms on 1 September before closing to complete the project and will officially re-open on 1 December 2018.

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The ambitious project is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring this historically significant theatre back to life. The project would not have been possible without funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Haringey Council. The £18.8 million National Lottery grant is one of the biggest ever for a heritage project.

Opened in 1875 with a string of spectacular productions, the Theatre went on to be used as a chapel, cinema and later a BBC prop store and workshop. It has not been used for regular performances for over 80 years. 

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Members of the public have been invited to support the restoration of the Theatre through a public fundraising campaign, enabling them to name a seat in the Theatre. Supporters who have named a seat include Sandi Toksvig, Neil Morrissey and Hugo Speer. All donations of £25 or over will be commemorated on a Donor Board to be installed in the East Court, celebrating the public’s role in this restoration of the People’s Palace. Visit theatre.alexandrapalace.com for more information on how to donate.

Hussey Seatway are providing the seating for this incredible project, we will update you further, closer to the installation date. 

Images courtesy of Lloyd Winters.

 

Retractable seating needs to be seen .... so, we are showing it off.

We are non stop busy here in the Hussey Seatway office and factory, 2018 is proving to be a great year so far.

However, how do you know about our products if we don't show them off?

View our social media pages to stay up to date with all Hussey Seatway and industry news.   Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube

We are also delighted to currently be booked to attend a number of events including ISBA in May www.theisba.org.uk , ABTT in June www.abtt.org.uk and IAVM in July www.iavm.org .

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So, if you would like to see our seating, sit on our seating, touch our seating - come to one of the events above to meet us.

Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions on www.husseyseatway.com or by phone on 01985 847200.

 

 

 

Double Row Depth Platforms - Make Your Space Work

Double Row Depth Platforms are the perfect solution to retractable seating where a balcony or low ceiling restricts the number of rows that can be accommodated.  As the name suggests, each platform accommodates two rows of seating, providing the venue with the most possible seats for its size.

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With this type of Hussey Seatway system the venue then has the option of the platforms to be set at single or double depth.  Providing multiple options for their space.

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Make Your Space Work - Choose Hussey Seatway.  Email us on sales@husseyseatway.com or call on 01985 847200 to talk through your seating requirements.

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Easter Holidays Service for St Michael's Catholic School, High Wycombe.

Our service team were at St Michael's Catholic School, High Wycombe whilst the pupils are enjoying their Easter Holidays.  The retractable seating system which was installed in January 2017 is having it's annual service.  Showcasing the Maxam+ platform and our Hussey Seatway Club Bench, this example shows how stunning a combination of colour ways can look together.

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At Hussey Seatway we have a specialist service and maintenance team that are focused on ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the retractable seating over the course of their lifetime.

All of our experienced site team are fully trained on all our products, and other manufacturers seating systems, holding relevant health & safety qualifications, ensuring the highest and safest level of workmanship.

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We offer a complete after sales package that includes service, parts, emergency call out, upgrades, refurbishment, additional ancillary items and staff training. 

Contact us if you want to find out more.

From solo recital space to a cinema room in minutes. Retractable seating - make your space work.

The Dowrick Suite at Trevelyan College (part of Durham University) was transformed into an outstanding recital and rehearsal space in 2014, and is used for numerous concerts by the students throughout the year.

This is an ideal space for solo performers to practice in a proper recital space yet is even big enough to accommodate chamber ensembles.

It is also used as a cinema room by ‘Films on the Hill’, the College film society.

Hussey Seatway provided them with the ability to change their space and use it for so many occasions.  Using Seatway TP platforms and the Arts Chair, we also provided solid oak side rails and rear rails.

The finished result is absolutely stunning.

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