Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Less than 2 months to go

Durtnell and Son have been working flat-out to complete the project on target.

The structure of the main auditorium has been completed.   It is watertight and the sedum roof is in place

Main Auditorium 28th October 2014
Roof of main auditorium 24th October 2014

At the same time, we are still focusing on the detail that will make the Kino-Rye a fantastic place to be.

The air conditioning vents in each row are being fitted

Air handling ducts 28th October 2014

And the banquette seating on the mezzanine is being built

Mezzanine seating 28th October 2014

The peg-tile roof over the projection room is being put back exactly as it was...but this time with insulation

Projection room roof 28th October 2014

Finally for this update...for those of you, like me, who revel in the beauty of pipework - here is the plant room in the process of being lagged.   Gorgeous isn't it

Plant room 28th October 2014 

On Friday - the compressor for the air-con will be craned-in over the building - we can't wait.

Who are we?

Fletcher in Rye CIC

A group of local residents with experience in Business, Banking and Theatre.

We came together originally to try to establish a theatre in The Monastery and promote the name of John Fletcher - the Jacobean playwright, and colleague of Shakespeare - who was born in Rye. The group’s focus switched to Lion Street when it was threatened with redevelopment.

We're building links with local businesses (including Jonathan Dunn Architects and Kino Digital) - helping us preserve Rye’s heritage by establishing creative and sustainable uses for its historic and potentially redundant buildings.