University of Central Lancashire
University of Central Lancashire, Foster Building – Project Value £1.9m.
The University was looking to expand and alter a former sports hall to create four lecture theatres and a medical centre.
Evertaut worked closely with the architect responsible for designing the project, HM Architecture, to incorporate our fixed structural tiering and Diploma Lecture Theatre Seating in three of the proposed lecture theatres.
Conlon Construction were the preferred contractor and after obstacles such as additional ventilation duct work were overcome, final drawings were produced.
Approximately 250m² of 50 x 50 sectional steel understructure/fixed tiering was manufactured. Deck boards were 25mm birch ply with a 12mm riser board set into the deck board.
All the tiering was tested to withstand 5KN/m² and designed to adhere to BS6399 – loading for buildings part 1, BS5950 – structual use of steelwork in buildings and BS5260 – structual use of timber.
400 Diploma seat units were manufactured in-house within three weeks using CMHR foams and Crib 5 Fabric that holds a 10 year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Evertaut’s skilled fitters worked onsite alongside Conlon Construction and completed the installation within the agreed timescale.
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