Harrogate Theatre Circle Bar Refurbishment

Project Description

Refurbishment of Grade II Listed Circle Bar, Harrogate Theatre


Harrogate Theatre Trust & Harrogate Borough Council

The Project

RDF was appointed to carry out Phase 3 of an on-going programme of refurbishment at Harrogate Theatre.  The Circle Bar had been neglected for many years and was much in need of a major refurbishment to bring it back to its former glory including restoration of many original features

Our Solutions

Works included the shortening, renovation and repositioning of the bar to give additional space to theatre goers and staff; the installation of new chandeliers to match those in other areas of the theatre; full restoration (including the replacement of missing sections) of the decorative frieze and plasterwork to the ceiling; the installation of a new hardwood floor and the installation of a new heating system.  In addition, some beautiful full length windows which were previously obscured were revealed to allow more natural light into the area.  The bar was also fully redecorated, new seating installed and provision made for a low level bar area to provide disabled access

Client Testimonials

“RDF was appointed to undertake this important piece of work on behalf of the Theatre Trust and the Borough Council. The attention to detail that was provided in the initial design meetings impressed everyone and it was clear that we were dealing with a company that could cope with the scale of a project on every level. At the start of phase three in August 2009 there was immediately clear health and safety management accompanied by efficiency and respect for other areas of the building. As the refurbishment unfolded it soon became evident that the finished article would be something special. We were not disappointed. The general public, the staff and the Board of Directors now have a magnificent bar that all of Harrogate can be proud of. RDF cared about their work from start to finish and continue to monitor it with an impressive post completion service. Everyone involved with Harrogate Theatre has thoroughly appreciated the skill, expertise and sensitivity of RDF as they have provided the finishing touches to the refurbishment of an historic building at the heart of Harrogate Town centre.” Harrogate Council

“RDF Building Services Ltd were a pleasure to work with on the Circle Bar refurbishment scheme at the Theatre. They retained a professional approach throughout the scheme which helped to ensure that it ran like clockwork. This attitude helped create a successful partnership between RDF, Harrogate Borough Council and the Theatre which ensured that the key aspects such as cost, time and quality of the work were all met satisfactorily. It was refreshing to see a thorough approach to Health & Safety throughout the scheme which is so important for a busy site like Harrogate Theatre. We would be happy to use RDF Building Services Ltd on future schemes.”  Chief Executive, Harrogate Theatre

Project Details

Harrogate Theatre
February 27th, 2014
Retail & Leisure

Project Skills

  • Bespoke Joinery
  • M & E
  • Refurbishment
  • Restoration


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