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The St Paul’s School Drama Centre, which opened in 2014, houses the state-of-the-art Samuel Pepys Theatre, with flexible staging, full technical level and seating for up to 280, where the school stages regular performances throughout the year. 

As part of the equipment, the school commissioned a tension wire grid to help the resident technicians and the pupils with the various rigging changes required.

The installation comprises three Cablenet grids mounted on the building steels. The three grids form a square-cornered U-shape - one main grid 3 x 10.9 m and two grids 4.3 x 5 m, creating a rectangular void. The customer then provided specialised balustrading to provide a secure viewing gallery.

For this project, the theatre consultants were Charcoal Blue, with the main contractor being Elliott Thomas Construction

Key features

  • Three-grid installation forming
  • Square-cornered U-shape creates rectangular void
  • Specialist balustrading creates secure viewing gallery

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Tension Wire Grid Installation: St. Paul's Drama School

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