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The revival of the unique 164 seat historic Boulevard Theatre which features a revolving auditorium with a floor that can be configured to accommodate a range of options, including completely flat for a cabaret, tiered for a theatre performance or traverse for a catwalk. The auditorium includes balcony seating that revolves to suit the specific use too. The lighting is also pre-programmed to automatically change direction, colour and intensity depending on the auditorium configuration.
Blenhiem House Construction
Studio of Design and Architecture
Featuring a curved façade the Boulevard Theatre was designed to accommodate a revolving stage. The stage is able to transform into a variety of styles which includes completely flat for a cabaret, tiered for a theatre performance or traverse for a catwalk. The stalls can also be rotated by 360 degrees, while the balcony has a span of 270 degrees.
It makes for a uniquely versatile two storey performance space which had its challenges from an M&E perspective. Briggs & Forrester Special Projects created bespoke lighting containment to accommodate the stage lighting. This complex network of cable trunking and conduits on the slab meant that the lighting could meet the needs of theatre, perfectly complimenting the revolving stage.
We have a fully integrated design and build capability across the group, including 3D coordination and Building Information Modelling. By developing the design and being fully involved in the early stages of a project, we can provide timely design solutions and verification.
The group provides a range of specialist skills encompassing engineering, design, installation, and maintenance. The combined experience, knowledge and expertise of all five divisions enables the group to develop and implement fully-integrated solutions for some of the most complex and demanding mechanical, electrical and public health engineering installations.
We guarantee a smooth handover transition with the project team remaining the main point of contact, the development of commissioning and training plan and regular visits from our team in the months after practical completion.