University of Reading

Reading, UK390 seats

The refurbishment of this lecture theatre had two aims: to replace aging seating while improving sightlines. This would make the room more suitable for multipurpose use as both a lecture venue and a cinema.

Audience Systems worked closely with Architects ADP to develop a much improved seating solution for the space. It included a fixed tiered structure specially designed to overstep existing concrete tiering. Topping it was our adaptable Scholar chair and desk system in a contemporary palette of fabric colours.

The installation schedule was demanding and required tight collaboration with main contractor Morgan Sindall and other trades.

Neil Anderson, Contracts Manager at Morgan Sindall said, “Your team were excellent, and were always on hand to answer questions and respond very promptly to the inevitable issues that arose on a project of this nature. You worked extremely hard to achieve the challenging programme set and stuck by the agreed dates for all in design through to installation. Total commitment was displayed by your fixing teams with some extraordinarily long days and weekends being worked to achieve the fix element. I would certainly have no hesitation in repeating the experience with you should the opportunity arise.”