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Hertswood Community Theatre

This work to alter and refurbish an existing assembly hall and associated classrooms took place whilst the school remained in use.

The hall and classrooms were transformed into a 250-seat theatre with raked auditorium and an extended stage. The contract also included constructing a new patent glazed reception area, staircase, main entrance, dressing rooms, scene dock, foyer and bar.

With the school in use, the site traffic plan established critical times to avoid vehicle movement “such as the collection of children at start and end of day“ to ensure their safety and that of parents and staff. We achieved this with special site signage, and by involving the children via regular newsletters and competitions about site operations and safety.

The school runs this new facility and also shares it with the local community.