The Ambassador Theatre Group under took to bring back their original scheme and refurbish the main dome which has been covered up for many years.
The works included a full redecoration and re-construction of the EML rendered ceiling and the surrounding original fibrous plaster works.
Hayles and Howe were approached to help design a methodology to reconstruct the dome by filling in all the large holes and repairing the damaged caused over the years. The dome was covered with a large metal grid which supported all the theatre spot lights and other technical equipment. This was removed and a platform was put in place to enable the works to proceed.
There were many technical challenges during the project including plasterer’s ellipses using old techniques along with manufacturing, installing a new access points in the ceiling for future shows, designing new features for the ceiling, consolidating the lattice cove, and surrounding lighting troughs within a very strict timeline of 4-6 weeks.
The theatre is now back to its original beautiful design, provides the theatre with better light, ambience, and feel when watching the shows.