Success in the round for local firm

A local specialist glazing firm was responsible for the much-admired glass dome and lantern atop the Roundhouse theatre in Camden that reopened yesterday.

A local specialist glazing firm was responsible for the much-admired glass dome and lantern atop the Roundhouse theatre in Camden that reopened yesterday.

Ipswich-based English Architectural Glazing, which specialises in glazing systems, sheet metal work and bespoke fabrication, was awarded the £1.8 million contract for the glazing work involved in the £29.7 million refurbishment of one of north London's oldest and most famous music and theatre venues.

Work on the project began in 2004 and has involved the redevelopment and restoration of the existing building and the construction of the new wing housing rehearsal and production suites.

The dome had to allow natural light into the main performance area.


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“We were contracted to design and install a new roof light, glass lantern and lay light in the Main Space and the glazing for the new atrium which links the new wing and the existing building,” explained, Daniel Myers, EAG project manager.

“All designs had to complement the original structure to highlight rather than detract from the features that give the venue its distinct character.”

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Roundhouse chief executive Marcus Davey was delighted with the result.

“It was vital that all of the companies involved were sympathetic to the building's history and to its standing as one of London's most exciting and adaptable performance spaces.

“EAG went to great lengths to ensure that the materials they specified would produce the level of acoustic performance required and complement the existing architecture.”

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