The Shaftesbury Theatre is undergoing major refurbishment works to create a new basement level. This has involved digging up a large deep L-shaped area to the front of the building. Steeldeck was asked to create a temporary walkway to give access to both the main theatre entrance and to box office. The tricky bit was that we couldn’t be certain what we would be building on top of or the precise build plan or how it would interface with the surrounding area until the day we came on site, and we’d have two days to complete as the theatre would be re-opening. We ended up using a large variety of deck before second skinning the entire structure in 18mm ply and finishing with non-slip strip and guardrail all round.
"I have nothing but praise for Richard and the team who took on a complicated job, working on a building site in order to provide public access to the Theatre in a calm and professional manner. Steeldeck were straightforward in their assessment and then thoughtful and imaginative in providing a solution. We were able to open on time in a better state than expected with the work having been carried out in a diligent and collaborative manner." James Williams, Chief Executive of the Shaftsbury Theatre