The 1920's era Rangiora Town Hall in Canterbury, New Zealand was closed in 2012 for seismic strengthening. As part of this refurbishment, the local council upgraded the seating in the hall and the cinema facility.
Alloyfold supplied 361 Beethoven seats for the main theatre, 60 Mojo cinema seats for the Town Hall Cinemas and 80 Estillo conference venue seats.
Included in the brief was to supply removable seating for wheelchair access. Alloyfold's team customised the Beethoven seats to include castors on some of the chair frames so chairs could be wheeled away to allow for greater access. The seat mountings of some of the seating were also customised to accommodate the slope on the theatre floor and the curve of the new theatre design.
The Alloyfold team installed the seating and completed the project in time for the venue's official opening in March 2015.