The client has a large sports hall regularly used for sports events. A decision was taken to further increase the useability of the Hall for alternative events which required the ‘dressing’ of the main hall with curtains which could be retracted and stored in bags during sports events but could be easily brought into use for other types of events.
Abacus Stagetech were commissioned to design and install a tracking layout which would allow for pedestrian and disabled access at the entry/access points of the hall but also create a ‘fluid’ appearance to the curtains, by means of curved track sections when deployed, together with a means of storing the curtain in wall mounted bags to prevent any trip areas during sports events.
The overall result is a pleasing backdrop utilising an Edmund Ball Accolade Smoke colour flameproof fabric together with Doughty Sixtrack. All suspended from combinations of rods/chains and tensioned wire from the main girder structure some 10 metres high.