• Client info: Derwent London / Nimax Theatres
  • Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  • Duration: Complete
  • Location: London
  • Lapis Terrazzo
  • Travertine
  • Precast Concrete
  • Roriz Granite
  • Proteus Granite
  • Mid Grey Chinese Granite
  • 800m² of stone paving
  • Solid stone steps and benches
  • Travertine handrails
  • Granite bollards
  • Bespoke precast concrete artwork
  • Solid 1 tonne travertine reception desk

Over a two-year period, Vetter UK was responsible for the design, supply and installation of multiple interior fit-out elements across both the office and theatre buildings, in addition to the external hard landscaping package which consisted of granite paving, solid granite steps and benches, granite bollards, an artwork plinth, travertine handrails with illuminated cores and resin paving.

For the office building, our team delivered the installation of a 1 tonne solid travertine reception desk, travertine waiting benches, precast concrete tiling to 6 no scenic lifts, brick slip installation to level 00-02 lifts and scenic stair wall to levels 02-10, specialist render to the level 05 feature wall and levels 00-05 party wall, as well as the installation of bespoke precast concrete artwork created by artist Marcin Dudek to the reception wall.

Within the theatre building, we were responsible for the installation of large, fragile and very expensive stone panels throughout. Works included internal cladding to the theatre main reception bar and ticket desk, cloakroom counter and a 4m high circular feature column, marble bar countertops to level 01 – 03, high spec internal terrazzo floor tiling with semi-precious Lapis Blue stone aggregate to ground floor and levels 01 - 03, as well as travertine flooring to the commercial reception.

One of the biggest challenges involved in the hard landscaping package was the design, calculations and installation of the PAS rated ATG Centurion Bollards near to the theatre entrance and Charing Cross Road, which were essentially clad and therefore not visible with solid blocks of granite cored out to fit over and span between them. These large and incredibly heavy bollards were fitted with a special piece of stainless steel with 60mm diameter dowels connected to the gigantic stones sitting on top. With no room for tolerance, installation had to be exact.

With many large pieces of granite weighing more than 250kg, lifting plans were required for each element of the package. The granite blocks for the bollards and others that formed benches on the forecourt of the theatre ranged between two and three tons and were therefore placed directly off the back of the flat bed via HIAB.