LAMDA - the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art - is the UK’s oldest drama school, situated in Hammersmith, West London. The redevelopment of their site included a flexible 200-seat theatre, as well as a studio theatre, recording suite, teaching block, library, study and administration areas.
The installation at LAMDA comprised a Cablenet tension wire grid, 11.21m x 5.25m, which was installed over the auditorium in the main theatre to provide safe rigging access for teaching staff and students.
Due to the geometry of the building it was not possible to build the grid at floor level and then directly lift the grid in place. The installation involved simultaneous vertical and horizontal manoeuvring to locate the grid into its final position. Throughout the design and installation process the Slingco team worked closely with theatre consultants Charcoal Blue and the main contractor, Volker Fitzpatrick.
We can install Cablenet in new buildings or retro-fit to old; we can construct it in virtually any size or shape; and, using the experience we’ve gained since first introducing the system more than 20 years ago, we can design it to provide an economical solution to even the most challenging of building layouts.