Royal Opera House, Essex

Key features

Sector

Leisure

Client

The Royal Opera House

Architect

Nicholas Hare Architects LLP

Main contractor

McLaren Construction

Sub-contractor

SAS Project Management

Completion year

2011

System type

SAS330

Area M2

4,935

Region

United Kingdom

Product Groups

The new workshop, boasting outstanding green credentials is used by London’s Royal Opera House to build scenery for its ballet and operatic performances. Stretching over 400sq metres and designed with a distinctive propped arch roof, the building resembles an aircraft hangar.

SAS330 Metal Ceilings were chosen for the interior of the workshop suspended in upside down peaks at around 19m to accommodate the full scale scenery. Whilst being an aesthetically brilliant choice the metal ceiling maintains acoustic comfort throughout the large open space.

With the sustainable products used throughout the building, metal ceilings being just one, the building has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Systems used