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State-of-the-art 306 seat theatre

Key Facts

Decking Systems: ComFlor® 60, ComFlor® 210, D60 & D100

Client: Eastleigh Borough Council

Principal Contractor: Morgan Sindall plc

Deck Installer: Composite Profiles UK Limited

Decking Manufacturer: Tata Steel


The Berry Theatre, Hedge End

Composite Profiles were able to offer a wide range of product options and technical skill in order to assist with the development of the new Berry Theatre in Hedge End, a 306 seat state-of-the-art building.

With the widest product range in the market, Composite Profiles were well suited to supply and install the ComFlor® 210 and ComFlor® 60 composite floor decking, together with the RoofDek structural roof decking profiles – D60 and D100.

In total, over 1,200m2 of ComFlor® and RoofDek were installed, together with associated edge shutter and ComFlor® 210 End Closure Scallop Plates.

With a variety of profiles at different levels with varying slab depths, ‘the detailing works were fundamental to the overall success and smooth running of the project’, explains Mark Norton, Director.

The end result of the scheme has created the Berry Theatre on Wildern Lane in Hedge End, which offers innovative, exemplary programming to the local community and beyond through a broad range of artistic provision and outstanding drama.

Eastleigh Borough Council used a joint approach to funding which saw the Council invest over £3million into the project with Wildern School and Hedge End Town Council each investing £300,000 alongside a £700,000 co-location grant from Partnership for Schools. The investment demonstrates a commitment to providing exceptional facilities to the local area and the belief in the rewards and long-term benefits that the arts bring to society.

The name for the theatre was suggested by Hedge End resident Mrs Sheila Perry after it was opened to the public to submit suitable names in the summer of 2010.  Inspired by Hedge End’s heritage as a strawberry growing area, the name firmly roots our theatre into the area’s fruit growing past and into its local community.

The 306 seat state-of-the-art building aims to be an inspiring and creative hub, where artists and audiences can collide and engage.  Composite Profiles is proud to be part of its creation.