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Sheffield College’s Norton campus was relocated to Hillsborough, to become the new home of the Music and Performing Arts Faculty of the Sheffield College.

Part of this project involved the construction of a new performing arts and creative media building. The new building houses a performance theatre, TV studio, five drama/dance studios and various other recording, teaching and practice rooms.

The plans for the new theatre building involved the supply of a long wire, custom Cablenet tension wire grid. The outer frame measured 14.7m x 17.7m, which involved the weaving of nearly 8km of wire rope to create the tension wire grid.

We worked closely with theatre consultants Drama by Design, and principal contractors Audio Light Systems and Clugston Construction Ltd.

Key features

  • Eight frame, modular installation
  • 3mm diameter cables at 70mm pitch offering 250kg point loading per grid
  • Offers teaching space on the grid for small groups
  • Includes wheelchair access

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Tension Wire Grid Installation: Sheffield College

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