Temple Hall Refurbishment, York St John University

Temple Hall is the main events space at the heart of York St John University, in the centre of the Lord Mayor’s Walk Campus.  The project refurbished and refreshed the space, and introduced retractable seating.

Temple Hall caters for a wide range of activities from lectures and exams, through to concerts and social events.  Located in the centre of the Lord Mayor’s Walk Campus, the space is at the heart of the university.

The design solution included a full strip out of all existing services and finishes. The proposal provides a new solid laminate floor, acoustic ceiling, dry lined and insulated external walls, together with 154 new retractable seats and state-of-the-art audio visual system.

The scheme was developed in close collaboration with the performing arts department, and procured traditionally with local York contractors, Simpson.  The completed development was opened in time for the new term in September 2014.

Client:York St John University
Contractor:Simpson (York) Ltd
Sector: Learning