The Oxford Town Hall in Canterbury, New Zealand was recently opened by the Right Honorable John Key. The Waimakiriri District Council who run this venue underwent a refurbishment project late 2014. The aim of the refurbishment was to create more space through a building extension and to create a more flexible, multipurpose space through their seating choice.
Alloyfold had the priviledge of supplying samples of their convention seating range to the Council for approval. After evaluation by the project team, Alloyfold's Estilo convention chair was chosen for it's comfortable padding, it's stackability (up to 15 high) and it's linking system which met fire codes. We also supplied 4 trolleys to ensure moving stacks of chairs around was simple. This chair allowed the Oxford Town Hall to have a more flexible space for the various groups and purposes the Town Hall catered for.
In addition to the lower level seating, the Oxford Town Hall also had an upper gallery which required fixed venue seating. After purchasing 400 Beethoven seats for the Rangiora Town Hall, the Waimak District Council decided to purchase 70 of the same fixed seats for Oxford's gallery seating. These featured an optional damper lift (vs gravity lift) for a smoother seat return and wooden seat ends to fit in with the period of the building.
The building was offically opened on the 19th of February with local officials and community members and New Zealand's Prime Minister in attendance.