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The Diamond, University of Sheffield, UK

Capacity: 1,664 Seats in total

9 Lecture Theatres with LT6 Lecture Theatre Seats.

Lauded by many as the jewel of the University of Sheffield campus,
the £81 million Diamond Building represents the University’s
single largest-ever investment in teaching and learning.

The new home for the Faculty of Engineering at the University, the
the aim was to create a truly unique and inspiring educational facility,
the perfect platform for modern interdisciplinary teaching.

The Diamond is certainly a striking and stimulating sight with its
distinctive and eye-catching aluminium diamond-shaped façade
exterior, wholly constructed from recycled galvanised steel sheets
and glass. But this stunning new building isn’t just spectacular on
the outside – we are playing a major role in helping Diamond shine
on the inside, too.

As one of the industry’s leading name in seating solutions, we were
contracted to design, manufacture and install raised tier floors and a
total of 1,660 x LT6 seats across nine lecture theatres.

In the largest of the nine lecture theatres, tiering with a rise per row
of 491mm had to be specially designed to span over ducting and
also had to accommodate different concrete levels within the space.
Four lecture theatres each with a capacity of 158 featured curved
tiering and a rise row of 150mm, while two identical lecture theatres
also had curved tiering but a rise per row of 125mm. The remaining
two theatres incorporated faceted tiering with a rise row of 115mm
and were able to accommodate a capacity of 80 each.

Calling upon 19 different colours from the Main Line Flax range
of fabric from Camira Fabrics, the seating was designed in close
conjunction with the University and, as such, had to comply with its
high standards and specifications.

A ‘Smart’ building, with its advanced energy management control
and features such as rainwater harvesting, Diamond can now lay
claim to have the very smartest seating solutions, too.


The Diamond in the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom; project

fitted with LT6 Seating / Seats for Higher Education & Training

Technical data

  • Name: The Diamond, University of Sheffield
  • Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Capacity: 1.664 seats in total
  • Segments: Auditorium | Conference & Congress | Higher Education & Training
  • Seats: LT 6 Seating / Fixed Tier Structures