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fast cure methyl-methacrylate floor coating system for historic theatre & bar
Globe Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees, England

the challenge

A high performance, slip-resistant floor coating system was required for Stockton Globe’s auditorium, bar and box office as well as its neighbouring café and 200-capacity music venue, The LINK.

meet the client

Originally built in 1913 to show silent movies, the Art Deco cinema was demolished in 1925 before being rebuilt the following year when it was the first facility in the region to show talking pictures. 

The Grade II-listed building’s restoration was announced in 2010, and with funding from Stockton Borough Council and Heritage Lottery Fund, was completed in September 2021.

the project

The illustrious Stockton Globe and its neighbouring box office, café, bar and 200-capacity music venue, The LINK, have been transformed as part of a £30m renovation project that has seen the theatre brought back to life after a 21 year closure.

The multi-million pound project has seen the 3000-capacity establishment restored to its former glory, as well the creation of The LINK which houses the theatre’s box office, as well as a café, bar and performance area that hosts up-and-coming regional and national acts.

Vebro’s solution

vebrospeed Quartz SR was chosen for the lower auditorium, which operates removable seating to accommodate both seated and standing events, as well as in the stalls bar area and throughout The LINK, vebrospeed Quartz SR is a highly durable and slip resistant, UV-stable quartz flooring system based on fast-cure MMA (methyl methacrylate) technology.

Incorporating decorative DKI quartz beads in a clear resin binder, the positively textured finish of vebrospeed Quartz SR helps to reduce the risk of slips, an important feature of flooring in a busy gig venue where spilled drinks could otherwise cause a hazard.

The system’s durable, scratch resistant finish provides a hardy surface that not only protects the floor against heavy footfall — even during more rowdy concerts with plenty of jumping or dancing, but also against the installation and pack down of the temporary seating used in the stalls for fully seated events.

meet the installer

MJF Group is an established support services company providing specialist solutions to businesses nationwide.

Since 2006 the company has built an enviable reputation in the commercial cleaning market, fuelling a later expansion into site services and specialist flooring alongside growth from local to national level.

MJFs dedicated team of flooring experts are a group of highly skilled professionals who deliver a first-class service, ensuring all of their flooring solutions achieve outstanding results within an efficient and timely manner.

MJF pride themselves on offering their clients extremely competitive prices, without ever compromising results.

key project details

client

Globe Theatre

location

Stockton-on-Tees, England

year

2022

project size

915 m²

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