Laidlaw Interiors Group (LIG) has supplied ironmongery and doorsets as part of a £19 million pound refurbishment of the Bristol Old Vic.
LIG supplied a range of products from Laidlaw Solutions and Leaderflush Shapland for the refurbishment of the Bristol Old Vic. The full scale renovation, which included everything from electrics to carpets and seats, aimed to update the 1970s décor and make the theatre fit for modern day usage. LIG companies’ products were fitted to both the back of house and throughout the Georgian Theatre Royal - the oldest working theatre in the country.
In recognition of the strong historical architecture, Laidlaw produced bespoke bronze pull handles and ironmongery for inside the actual theatre, to ensure it remained sympathetic to existing elements. The back of house was fitted with ironmongery from the Orbis Commercial range where functionality reigned over aesthetic finish. Leaderflush doors, from their Audiodoor range, were fitted throughout the actual theatre because of the specialist acoustic requirements. The doors provide acoustic performance of up to 40dB, meaning performances can go on undisturbed.
John Isaacs, Key Account Manager at Laidlaw Solutions, said: “The requirements of such a prestigious building meant that we had to incorporate a bespoke element in the theatre area to ensure the finished effect bore some resemblance to the original interior. In the back of house area, functionality was key and our Orbis range was the perfect fit for the needs of the users.”
This phase of the Bristol Old Vic project was completed last summer and the theatre re-opened in September 2012.
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