We restored and extended the Mayflower, a Grade II listed theatre in Southampton. The project started with the £1million extension to the theatre, which we delivered whilst the theatre remained fully occupied. The theatre was then closed for 12 weeks whilst we undertook the internal restoration of this Art Deco building.
The restoration included the repainting of the whole of the auditorium and installing brand new seating in the Stalls and Circle. We altered and upgraded the orchestra pit; we created a new pit elevator with fold-down seating, new pit edge detail and balustrade. We also improved accessibility as well as technical and environmental efficiency. We restored and redecorated the front of house, including fine art work. The result is higher levels of comfort and better access, whilst being sympathetic to the theatre’s 1920’s heritage.
The 12 week programme was challenging. However, with our extensive experience of delivering high quality, quick-turnaround refurbishments, we were able to deliver this project on time and to budget.