Located on the east coast of Scotland within the Kingdom of Fife, the University of St Andrews is a 600-year-old institution, well-known across the globe as a world leader in education. It is also the oldest of the four ancient universities of Scotland.
Established in 1929 by architect Paul Waterhouse, Younger Hall is situated on North Street in the town center of St Andrews. With a capacity to accommodate up to 900 seats with superior sound system, lighting, piano and disabled access, this hall serves as a main music venue for the University. All graduation ceremonies are carried out in this hall twice a year.
We were honoured to be appointed to install new seats in the Younger Hall. Our education seat model, FT8 was selected to provide better aisle and row spacing, accommodating more seating capacity without compromising on style and comfort. For this project, a total of 156 seats were affixed with the Wrimatic™ tablet and configured in a link seating style. Due to the row spacing constraints in the lower level space, the FT8 was selected as it has a slimmer backrest and could be customized for the Wrimatic™ tablet to swing open and remain in-closed position, whilst meeting British standard's emergency escape way requirement.
For the multipurpose space on the ground level, 418 units of the FT8 seats were fitted with castor wheels allowing the seats to move around easily, creating a flexible and conducive space requirement for a variety of events or functions. Special upholstery in Bute Elgin Juniper fabric colour, these seats were also customized to match the interior space of the foyer; with grey and green marbles, enhancing the aspects of Neo Classical and Art Deco Styles design concepts.
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