Cadbury's Concert Hall Refurbishment

Concert Hall Refurbishment

Built in 1927 this magnificent 750 seater concert hall forms part of the main Bournville Lodge (formally the Bournville works dining block which now houses the main office facilities for over 800 staff).  The internal décor and fit-out style is generally of original vintage and is steeped in history at a local level and also nationally having appeared on the BBC during 1937 and 1938.  In 2000 the last show was performed by the Bournville Musical Theatre Company and the doors closed to enable the redevelopment of the Lodge.

SVMA were asked to undertake a detailed cost and feasibility study on the heating, ventilation and comfort conditioning services provision to the building.  The outcome of our study includes the provision of heating from the site’s steam generation (already mass produced for the production on site) and a new ventilation scheme which uses the voids within the structure and also introduces displacement ventilation to the auditoria.  The cooling provision is to use energy efficient packaged chillers. The brief is for the hall to be used for conferences, performances and act as a national training facility for Cadbury.

The concert is now used for conferences and presentations and is ready for the next phase of works to begin.


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