This particular project is drawing to a close. Above shows the building as it was when we got there. Another couple of builders had priced the project and then walked away from it.
The Theatre, which is one of the largest amateur theatre grounds in the country achieved planning permission from Fareham Borough Council to improve the facilities and gain some more space.
Initially we had the scaffold erected.
As you can see it was quite a bit of scaffold which had to be designed to allow for the later installation of Steelwork for the new entrance.
We then set about getting the old UPVC windows out and replacing them with new Anthracite Coloured Aluminium windows. Installing a new Mansard Roof with custom leadwork and new dormers all traditionally finished in lead.
Titchfield Festival Theatre is also a Registered Charity and we should mention at this point that this build, to the standards the Theatre desired was only possible with the kind assistance of the following suppliers
Works progressed and at week 13 we have carried out the following:
- Ground Works & New Drainage
- Installation of Structural Steelwork
- Installation of Mansard Roof
- New Foyer area
- Constructed an Art Deco Ticket Booth (Picture below)
- Installed new windows and doors
- Designed, Built & Cladded New Box Gutter system
- Installed new ground floor kitchen facilities, new disabled toilet, new ladies & gents toilets. As well as a full internal refurbishment and fit out from top to bottom including all trades.
So, remember what the outside looked like when we started? Below is how it looks today
The Artistic Director came up with the idea that he would like to give a nod to the Globe Theatre. Accordingly one of our carpentry team (Pete Williams) designed an oak frame system to reflect the style of the globe. As you can see from the above photographs there has been a lot of work done, cutting and jointing by traditional methods the oak to give a respectful nod to the Globe but also the nature of the Architecture in the nearby village of Titchfield.
This picture of South Street Titchfield shows the beautiful period cottages using a similar style of oak beamed construction.
We think that when finished and properly rendered in the frame will be a much nicer building to look at than it was when we started this project 13 weeks ago, the finishing touches are being carried out over the next couple of weeks and a further pictorial update to show the amount of work carried out will be posted.
More to follow…………….