National Theatre

Live M&E Upgrade Works and Planned Maintenance in Grade II* Listed Theatre

We worked with the National Theatre over to deliver 7 phases of works around the listed building. We provided a fully in-house designed Lutron system to control the lighting in all areas.

Our works included the upgrade of all vertical electrical distribution and meters, the removal of asbestos and associated builderswork. We ensured that our works had zero impact on the theatre operations which take place, 364 days of the year.

Our early relationship building with the theatre staff allowed us to work together to create a programme of works that suited all parties, and provided the theatre staff with the peace of mind when allowing us to work in their offices overnight.

Our works were planned to ensure that all lighting circuits were live when required, and building users had zero loss of service and no disruption to daily operations.

The new switchpanels, distribution boards, and circuits were installed by our in-house electricians, and all works were tested and proven by our in-house NICEIC quality team.

East West Connect have offered a highly flexible and non-contractual response and brought with them a wealth of knowledge which they have enthusiastically integrated with the professional team to develop the schemes, with great success.

Royal National Theatre

The new electrical installation brought consistency and peace of mind to the National Theatre.

Our brief was to replace the aging electrical infrastructure that was powering the theatre, and we commenced our works with a thorough survey of the entirety of the electrical distribution system.

Using the information gleaned from the survey stage we were able to create the first complete plan of the electrical system within the theatre for over 30 years.

By testing as we progressed throughout the works we were able to immediately hand newly completed works back to the theatre, preventing any delays or disruption for their staff in returning to their offices or other working areas. Our dedicated handover manager ensured that all working areas were returned back to the theatre in a ready to work state at the end of each out of hours shift.

We were retained by the National Theatre to maintain their electrical and mechanical services.

Our maintenance department provided an SFG20 compliant planned maintenance programme, caring for the main plant and services serving the theatre, its auditoriums, and its back of house areas.

Project breakdown

  • Mechanical 35% 35%
  • Electrical 45% 45%
  • Public Health 20% 20%

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