926 the National Theatre

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  • Reference
      GB 2080 TPC/1/41/1
  • Dates of Creation
      17 December 1969-15 December 1970
  • Physical Description
      5 folders

Scope and Content

The file contains Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd correspondence and enclosures regarding lighting fittings and installation. The material covers issues with, as well as costs of, front of house lighting, and related electrical services, circuit lists, issue of drawings, notes on dimming proposals and control of lighting, and wiring; notes and measurements on Lower Auditorium lighting as well as a breakdown of lighting types; exterior lighting, including floodlighting and heat load issues; SEFT lighting to staircases; fees and expenses; exit signs; TV wall mounts; speaker positions; lighting tests; supply and installation of lighting; invitations to tender; and lighting proposals for the paint shop. Correspondents include Denys Lasdun & Partners; Rank Strand Electric Ltd; Century Strand Inc/Strand Century Inc (within the Rank Organisation); Flint & Neill Ltd; Davis, Belfield and Everest; Thorn Lighting Ltd; Ionlite Ltd (lighting and ceiling designers); the South Bank Theatre Board; K & N Electronics Ltd; Southern Region Lighting Department Ltd; the National Theatre; Concord Lighting International Ltd; Allom Heffer Ltd; Rotaflex (G.B.) Ltd; Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd; Fry + Hughes Architects; Light Limited (member of Theatre Projects Group); the Greater London Council (GLC); Wheeler Crittall Berry Ltd (electrical and mechanical engineers and contractors); Crown House Engineering Ltd; United Lift Company Ltd; Edison Halo Ltd; and Amalgamated Trades Protections. The file includes a sketch 926/SK 288 'Proposed Plan View of Downlighter'; sketch number 552/SK/9-12-70 'National Theatre FOH Floor Lighting'; a report by the Environmental Advisory Service 'National Theatre Workshop'; and a schedule 'National Theatre Foyers - Revised Schedule of Circuits and Control'; extensive notes on methods of lighting control for foyers. The original ring binder has been disposed of. '926 the National Theatre' was written on the spine.

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