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Royal Shakespeare Company

  • Project: RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Client: Royal Shakespeare Theatre
  • Architect: Bennett’s Associates
  • Project Value: £3m

The restoration of the iconic theatre for the Royal Shakespeare Company was completed in September 2010 and brought the flagship theatre back to its former glory as the main focal point and centre piece of the ancient town of Stratford-upon-Avon.  It comprised a £90m extension and refurbishment of the existing theatre and took into consideration the sensitive approach required to blend the old art deco building with new state-of-the-art technology and cutting edge architecture.

Fireclad was employed to carry out the construction of internal partitions, many being innovative acoustic walls, together with a variety of plasterboard and tiled ceilings working closely with the design and construction management teams.

Other work comprised acoustic treatments, plastering and heritage rendering to match the client’s vision of a blending of the new and old architecture, and the complete fire protection package to the services and structural elements.

In addition, Fireclad was employed to completely fit out the dressing rooms and both FoH and BoH toilets. This entailed working closely with the architects to finalise elements of the design to accommodate the clients exacting requirements and to manage the procurement of bespoke high class joinery and associated finishings.