Brilliant Sustainable Refurbishment Solution for Costa Hall–Deakin University
Optimal Venue Solution recycled and refurbished the existing concert 1530 auditorium seats, mechanisms and steel work for Costal Hall Seating Upgrade Project. Their thorough analysis and experienced understanding of the seating mechanisms, ensured that they preserved the existing seating and saved expenditure.
Deakin Universities’ Geelong campus houses the well-known Costa Hall–Concert auditorium, only a ten minute stroll from the Geelong Performing Arts Centre. This facility is not only utilised by the university but is readily patronised by the local community for numerous performing arts programs.
The Concert Auditorium Refurbishment Requirements & Challenge/s
After 20 years of service, the auditorium seating fabric and carpet were in need of a facelift and DDA compliance needed to be addressed. The Deakin Universities’ facility management staff decided to take advantage of the Covid-19 situation to upgrade the auditorium and maintain its status as a landmark PAC in Geelong and surrounding areas.
Sustainable Outcome: Saved Budget and Protected Our Environment
Optimal Venue Solutions were asked to submit a review to DEAKIN regarding the refurbishment of auditorium for the 1530 seats. Mark Jeffery and his team reviewed 1530 seats and advised Deakin University that reupholstering the existing seats would be a viable option.
Benefits of Experience and Seating Functionality Knowledge
Optimal Venue Solutions tendered with recommendations to supply new and refurbish the existing.
Quality Assured with Australian Manufacturing Partnership
Optimal Venue Solutions with their vast contacts in Victoria and Australia wide have provided a refurbish auditorium with fabrics sourced via Wortley Group. Optimal were awarded the tender because of their thorough review
Project Management with Seamless Seat and Carpet Removal
Optimal Venue Solution project managed the removal all the existing seating, steel stanchions and carpeting from the auditorium. The seats were duly inspected, existing covers removed and reupholstered ready for return to site and installed.
Quality Seating Fabric Sourced
A blue velour fabric was decided upon as it felt as if it mimicked the beautiful stain glass windows in the walls of the hall. The seating was recovered and redelivered then reinstalled on the existing steel stanchions upon the new carpet in time for the booked concert in February.
The Tangible Results: A Sustainable, Recycled Solution Designed to Save Money and Existing Quality Seats
Optimal Venue Solutions successfully analysed and planned a sustainable, refurbishment solution for this large concert auditorium site, with the removal, resupply and installation of refreshed recycled seating on time and have assisted Deakin University to further their budget constraints to be used for their other projects. The refreshed Costa Hall now looks stylishly contemporary.
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