Shelley College

Huddersfield, UK234 seats


For their new multipurpose hall, Shelley College found a retractable system from Audience Systems to be a perfect fit. The school were looking to use the space for assemblies, productions and events, as well as making it available for community events outside school hours.


As always, Audience Systems’ retractable system was custom designed and built for the space, including a cut out to accommodate an entrance to the hall. A few aesthetic touches including bespoke graphite front fascias and chunky stair nosing keep the seating bank looking simple and clean. The retractable unit is fitted with comfortable but practical Accolade chairs with plastic outer shells to prolong the upholstery life.


Philip Facey, Building Surveyor and Project Manager at Aedas said, “The school were looking to achieve the maximum capacity for their assemblies while having the flexibility to use the room for other events. Audience Systems provided an elegant solution along with a thorough, timely service and the seating really looks good. The client absolutely loves it.”

Cleo Potterton, Business Manager at the school said, “We can’t fault the service from Audience Systems. The seating is stylish and gives the 'wow' factor when you enter the hall -  and students, staff and community users have all said it is very comfortable.  We are using the seating on a daily basis and it is proving very robust. The wireless operation system is really simple to use. Overall, we’re delighted with it.”