Riverview Church is a large, contemporary, multi-cultural and multi-generational community church in Perth, Australia.
Ferco supplied 1,100 Pacific auditorium seats with customised pockets for hymn books.
The seating consists of linked seats (shared armrests), free standing seats (mounted on skids) configured in banks of two and three; and removable seating to allow for wheelchair spaces.
Removable seating is positioned into a permanent floor fixing with quick release wing nut, making reconfiguration simple and time efficient.
Freestanding seats mounted on skids don't require any floor fixings and can also be quickly manoeuvred to a new location of choice.
The Pacific is highly customisable. Available in 4 widths with the option of wooden, plastic or upholstered armrests. Wood can be added to the rear of the back rest, seat pan and aisle ends to help with acoustics and provide a tactile and natural aesthetic.
The pitch, or degree, of the back rest is changeable with the Pacific seat. This allows for optimised sight-lines throughout the auditorium.
Ferco can upholster seating in most fabrics finishes to meet the design brief. Performance spaces and theatres often prefer velour for a rich, sumptuous look whilst education facilities often specify polyester or natural wool fabrics. The seats at Riverview are upholstered here in Venus black fabric with zip off seat covers for easy replacement or cleaning.
The Pacific seat has a fully enclosed pivot, ensuring that there are no areas to trap fingers around moving parts. The seat is tested to British Standard 6496 strength test and BS:5852 Flammability.
Other options for the Pacific include numbering - perhaps in brushed aluminium or antique brass - and integrated writing tablets.