The Hexagon Theatre & Arts Venue, Reading

Challenge

The Hexagon is a well established multi purpose venue, in the heart of Reading that was built in 1977. As well as drama productions, it hosts a range of events such as Dance, Comedy, Classical Music, Rock and Pop concerts.

The venue can hold up to 1600 people, with much of the capacity arranged in levels of banked arena-style seating with stepped access.

The nature of the performances at the venue mean access up and down these stairways by patrons is often in low light levels which means there is a risk of slips and falls.

Solution

Quantum Flooring were able to cater for the variety of needs within the theatre building with products from both it’s S and H Ranges of premium Stair Nosings. The Slenderline (S) is for use with slim gauge floor coverings such as vinyl and Heavy Duty (H) for thicker gauges of floor coverings such as carpet.

In addition to the safer slip-resistant step edge that all Quantum Stair Nosings provide, a photoluminescent tread was used to provide a clear step edge contrast in all light conditions. This helps to reduce slips and falls, providing peace of mind and reduced risk for the theatre.

The double channel nosing provides a durable step edge in high foot traffic areas such within the theatre.