Woodbridge High School in Woodford Green, London is a growing high school with over 1,500 pupils, as part of its recent impressive expansion plans they appointed Kier construction to design and build the new Roding Arts Centre.

The new block boasts drama and music rooms with cutting edge composition software, art rooms with pottery and glass kilns, and brand new history and computing suites. However, at the heart of the centre is a new theatre.

A space saving staging and seating solution was specified by the architect, enabling this theatre to be tailor made to occupy the available space to meet the exacting user demands.

Our key challenge on this project was to design a mobile folding staging solution that would give the maximum possible footprint whilst still maintaining suitable access and sufficient space for the new bleacher seating to be installed as part of the project.