'904/5A The New the National Theatre Stage Engineering Corr. to Tender

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2080 TPC/1/10/2
  • Dates of Creation
      05 August 1969-02 September 1976
  • Physical Description
      1 folder

Scope and Content

The file contains correspondence and enclosures mainly sent between Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd and companies quoting and providing estimates for stage engineering installations such as the flooring systems, lifts, doors, wagon drive system, control room window operating systems, masking screens, cyclorama and studio moving wall. It also includes later correspondence with the chosen sub-contractors reminding them of their contractual obligations and a discussion of labour costs. Correspondents include: Evershed Power-Optics Ltd; Metal Castings Doehler Ltd; Archibald Low & Sons Ltd; Industrial Machine & Equipment Co(Brimpex) Ltd; Sidetracker Engineering Ltd; Otis Elevator Company Ltd; Titan Lifts Co Ltd; Brush-Kone Ltd; Morris Singer & Haskins Ltd; Hewetsons Flooring Specialists; Mole Richardson (Stage & Studio Engineering) Ltd; Scandura Ltd; Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd; Denys Lasdun & Partners; Vigers Stevens & Adams Ltd; Tele-Stage Associates Ltd; Serck Controls; Hall Stage Equipment Ltd; the National Theatre; The South Bank Theatre Board; Flint & Neill Ltd; and Vickers Ltd Engineering Group. The file includes a discussion between Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd and Mole-Richardson (Stage & Studio Engineering) Ltd remonstrating with them for telling people, including the magazine 'Variety', they had got the contract before it had actually been awarded; a newspaper article from the Financial Times, titled 'Automation - Stage hands now push buttons' and sketches 9122 SK 1068 'Cottesloe Studio Moving Fourth Wall Parameters I' and 9122 SK 1069 'Cottesloe Studio Moving Fourth Wall Parameters II'. The original card folder has been disposed of. '904/5A The New the National Theatre Stage Engineering Corr. to Tender.' was written on the spine.

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