Fixed Tiered Structure with Model LT6 Lecture Theatre Seats
Part of an exciting master plan to create a sense of place for
students, and a major component of the University’s ten-year
vision to invest in its infrastructure, the Lancaster Campus is the
new multi-million pound, environmentally sustainable teaching
block for the University of Cumbria.
A sympathetically designed addition to the hilltop site, which
still retains historic buildings dating back to the 1880s, this new
purpose-built learning facility will act as a central hub for all
academic and research activities and student support services.
It incorporates a 230-seat lecture theatre, ten teaching rooms,
balcony social learning and chill-out spaces, not to mention 2,500m2
of high-quality teaching accommodation.
With students asked to play a key role in the final choice of furniture
and fittings for the £9 million project, the University turned to us, as
the leading provider of specialist seating solutions, to design,
manufacture and install a tiered floor for the lecture theatre with
a total of 230 seats. The theatre featured a rise per row of 360mm
to provide excellent sightlines from all seats and generous row
spacing for each student of 925mm. With the tiered structure
located on top of the plant room at the rear, air is ducted through
the plenum underneath the tiering and ejected through grilles
located in the structure’s riser.
In keeping with the spacious and light and airy feel of the building,
the University specified the more upmarket LT6 chair, with its
appearance further enhanced by polished plywood panels to the
seats and backs. The fabric for the chairs is part of the Camira
Fabrics X2 range and calls upon four different colours as well as a
fly detail for additional aesthetic appeal.
The overall result for Cumbria University is a lecture theatre with a
degree of comfort, practicality and style.