The schools objective was to achieve unique, state of the art performance theatre and integral to this was the incorporation of retractable and fixed seating. A detailed, high specification proposal was developed by Hussey Seatway with the assistance of the architectural and consulting team. The aim of which was to provide the client with a multipurpose seating system that would compliment the exacting finishes of the building.
Hussey Seatway successfully installed 400 seat places on an electronically operated retractable seating system. The chairs were spread over 3 banks of platforms with the outside two incorporating a ‘wing’ feature enabling the units to be angled and therefore providing a more intimate space for the performers and audience alike. This was an extension of knowledge from the designs of recent projects Hussey Seatway have supplied at Brunton Hall and Aldeburgh Music Campus.
The retractable units were finished with solid wood floors to ensure consistency with the surrounding environment. The Gallery 2 Chair was installed featuring fully upholstered seat and auto tip armrests, in addition 300 matching fixed chairs were fitted on the balcony. The attention to detail from all parties involved has led to the culmination of a stunning new building for the school.
Platform: Seatway TP
Seats: Gallery 2