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Royal Hall, Harrogate

Restoring Royal Hall to former glory

As part of the £11 million programme to restore the Grade II listed Royal Hall at Harrogate, we manufactured light fittings that have been installed in various areas of the Hall including its famous 360º circulatory ambulatory. To ensure that the fittings created the right ambience for the spaces and were in keeping with the overall architecture, we worked in partnership with M&E engineers Max Fordham LLP and lead architects Burrell Foley Fischer LLP, to develop designs by using photographs taken at the Hall’s opening in 1903.

The fittings combined new materials with some, including a number of original glassshades, salvaged from areas of the Hall that were demolished prior to restoration. David Clark, partner at Max Fordham LLP and project engineer at the Royal Hall comments: “We have worked with Dernier & Hamlyn before and chose them for this project because of their specialist experience in dealing with historic and replica light fittings. They have a reputation for high quality workmanship and this was reflected in the fittings they manufactured for the Royal Hall at Harrogate.”