H&J Martin Fit Out was appointed to carry out the refurbishment of the Grade A listed King’s Theatre in Edinburgh. This project comprised the external and internal refurbishment of a 1906 Grade 1 Listed theatre building located within the Marchmount, Meadows and Bruntsfield Conservation Area in Edinburgh.
Work on the 4 storey 5 bay Edwardian Baroque style building aimed at maintaining the building fabric and significantly improving the internal environment and comfort. The phased programme allowed the theatre to remain open throughout as most of the internal work was carried out during the ‘dark’ period from April to August when the building is closed.
The external works include repairs to the slate roof and replacement of the flat roof along with the replacement of the lead flashing.
The red sandstone façade was repaired and windows repaired. The marble front entrance, staircase and steps were also cleaned and repaired.
The internal works include the replacement of the seating to improve comfort, access and sightlines. The gilding and ornamentation on the boxes was carefully restored by our team of specialist craftsmen and where necessary replaced. The boiler plant, heating and ventilation services will all be replaced with modern energy efficient systems. The lighting and cabling will be rationalised and upgraded.