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Products: Park Theatre

A selection of the products used in David Hughes Architects’ Park Theatre

Architect’s choices

With the limited construction budget, the materials choices for Park Theatre had to be simple and cost effective. We had developed a ‘found space’ refurbishment aesthetic, keeping and exposing natural materials wherever possible. To complement this, we used materials such as ply and exposed brick where we could, and industrial exposed fittings such as galvanised conduit. Daylight and light fittings were essential to reinforce the theatre’s friendly atmosphere so luminaires were chosen for simplicity, quality of light and cost-effectiveness.

  • David Hughes, director, David Hughes Architects

Red render to front elevation

The bright material highlights the narrow elevation

SPS Envirowall Insulated Render system

Granol KR Acrylic Topcoat; RAL 3001; 1mm grain

Grey render to rear elevation

This simple material gives a rooftop appearance

SPS Envirowall Insulated Render system

Granol KR Acrylic Topcoat; RAL 7012; 2mm grain

Auditorium walls

Farrow and Ball matt emulsion

Charleston Gray 243

Timber flooring

18mm birch ply sheets with clear lacquer

Sadolin Clear matt floor varnish

Timber circle fronts

This is used on an angle for acoustic purposes

12mm birch ply with stain and lacquer

Sadolin English Oak Stain

Emergency light


Recessed XYLUX LED emergency light

Exposed electrical conduit

An industrial aesthetic reinforces the overall design

15mm tube and beezer boxes

Books to FF bar ceiling

Theatre books below ceiling lit by changing LEDs

British Drama League Library donated old books

Colour-changing LED house lights


TR1390 - RGB Linear LED luminaire

Spotlight to atrium

Concord Beacon LED

Track Mounted 13W LED

Ground floor front elevation

Ibstock brick

Bexhill Purple Multi 4033

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