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Education

Cooperative Academy Manchester

Co-operative Academy Manchester, UK

This project completed the `total transformation of the
school from one of the worst .. read more

University of Greenwich C4

This project involved the conversion and refurbishment of a derelict building, former .. read more

Salford University New Adelphi

New Adelphi is a landmark building that is the focus for arts and culture on campus. .. read more

Edge Hill University Tech Hub

The £13.5M Edge Hill Technology Hub is a combination of new and refurbished, high-qu .. read more

Holme Grange School

Holme Grange School is an independent school for girls and boys aged 3-16 years. It o .. read more

Centre for Creative Industries

Sheffield College, UK

The £8.8 million three-storey Centre for Creative Industries now extends the existin .. read more

Theatre multipurpose auditorium from stage

ACS Cobham Performing Arts Centre, UK

Situated on 128-acres, 20 miles south of Central London, ACS Cobham enrols over 1,350 .. read more

Creative media and digital arts building

University of Greenwich, UK

The University of Greenwich’s new library and academic building is located along an .. read more

TV Gallery control desk

Edge Hill University

Creative Edge is a new creative media building at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk.
I .. read more

Bitterne Park School, Southampton, UK

Bitterne Park School is a thriving secondary school for 1,430 pupils aged 11-16, whic .. read more

Co-operative Academy Manchester, UK

This project completed the `total transformation of the school from one of the worst in the country to one of the best.  The expansion, doubled the size of the academy and increased the opportunities for students and the local community with a new 300-seat  professional theatre.

As well as the main theatre the building also incorporated two drama studios and a music recording studio. Drama by Design worked with the architects on the design of the building and designed and specified all the theatre specialist technical systems including working for the main contractor on project management through to completion.

The theatre space features gantries either side of the stage and a tension wire grid over the whole auditorium to enable students to fully participate in rigging and focussing the luminaires.  There is an orchestra pit infront of the stage with adjustable height staging that enables it to be flat floor, orchestra pit or the seating to be tiered into the pit.

The stage lighting system is entirely LED resulting in lower running costs, less heat, greater flexibility and a safer and more pleasant working environment. A professional to use computerised lighting control system can be connected either in the control room or in the auditorium and features an iPad remote.

The high quality sound system is suitable for theatre, rock musicals, bands and cinema with a digital sound mixer that can be operated from anywhere in the theatre . There is a high quality HD projector with a large motorised screen to allow projection for both presentations and stage productions. The AV and house lighting systems are controllable from simple wall panels for assemblies and presentation, as well as being fully controllable for productions.

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