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Located in the heart of Plymouth city's central quarter is The House. This is Plymouth University’s state-of-the-art centre, opened in 2014, which is adjacent to the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

The House boasts a 200-seat flexible studio theatre, built to the highest technical specification and featuring world class facilities. As part of the university’s School of Humanities and Performing Arts it is used to create the artists and technicians of tomorrow.

As part of the theatre development a Cablenet was designed and installed in conjunction with theatre consultants Grainge Architects and main contractor Russell Cawberry.

The installation was a single long wired grid 13.6 x 20.8 m. In order to maintain the tension in the grid, a central beam was positioned half way down the long side, which enables tension to be maintained in both halves of the grid.

Key features

  • Long wire grid 13.6 x 20.8 m
  • Central beam divides the grid and maintains tension

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Tension Wire Grid Installation: Plymouth University Theatre

Why choose Cablenet for your tension wire grid system?

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.

  • Custom-design and manufacture for your venue
  • Any shape or size, with movable / removable sections as required
  • Load capacity to suit requirements and designed to support a number of people
  • No side-load on buildings - suspended from  hangers or supported by brackets
  • Design, manufacture, installation, inspection,  certification
  • Unparalleled expertise: four decades’ experience across four continents
  • Liaison with architects and design teams from concept to installation
  • Sympathetic blending into existing architectural features