National Youth Theatre of Great Britain

Future Fire Solutions were appointed by Neilcott Construction to fabricate and install both the internal and external Schuco glazing elements.

The range of elements included –

• Janisol Arte Windows with Opening Vents and Integrated Bespoke Louvres

• Janisol Arte Pivot windows to match the existing Heritage Steel Windows

• Janisol Arte Sliding Windows as secondary glazing to aid thermal performance.

• Jansen VISS Fire-rated and Acoustic rated Curtain Walling

• Janisol Automated Sliding Entrance Doors

The National Youth theatre has occupied its building on Holloway Road in North London since 1987

After securing a 999 lease with the support of Arts Council England an ambitious redevelopment was designed to create a national creative production house for young people to develop their talent alongside accommodation for industry professional’s utilizing the buildings rehearsal spaces and facilities.

This £4 million makeover was led by acclaimed Architects DSDHA and included creating a new entrance pavilion, reconfiguring the internal spaces to form a new 200 seat workshop theatre, and providing cohesive studio spaces with oversize ‘picture’ windows creating a link between the different spaces allowing collaborative and coordinated utilization.

The challenge was to provide a range of glazing, required to perform a variety of functions – fabricated from different systems whilst maintaining a cohesive and unitised aesthetic.

The combination of Schuco Systems with their interchangeable accessories allowed FFS to install a range of oversize and secure areas of glazing, providing highly insulated acoustic and fire rated performance across the full range of elements, whilst retaining a building wide interconnection.

A further challenge was the logistical process of manoeuvring oversized framing and glass units through the existing building to the newly formed apertures. FFS appointed GGR Group to undertake the contract lifting and design lifting solutions for the larger elements of glazing.

Working alongside our installation team GGR provided safe and considered conveying of the glazing units, conforming to the health and safety at work regulations.

The result has provided a modern, airy set of spaces which have rendered the building fit for purpose as a creative hub for industry professionals and young creatives. NYT has doubled the number of young people it can work with in the five new spaces within the building




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