Multi-Purpose halls are a pretty tall order for all schools. From being able to host assemblies, award nights, musicals, sporting matches and even some classes. A Multi-Purpose Hall certainly has a lot of jobs to do.
Schools invest thousands of dollars to ensure they get their value for money when constructing their halls and there are a number of things they need to take into consideration.
What does a multi-purpose hall need?
- Space to accommodate teachers, parents, students
- Lighting & audio-visual equipment
- Storage space
- A staging area
- Sporting equipment
In this post we’re going to talk about seating.
See the problem is when you have so many students, faculty and parents to accommodate for these events, seating for every single person can become a real drain on time, resources and storage.
Staff can spend over an hour just setting up seating for a school musical night.
Then of course the last thing you want to do is be stuck sitting in a stiff and uncomfortable seat for 3 hours.
One school was determined to get it right.
Construction on Caloundra City Private School’s brand new state-of-the-art Multi-Purpose Hall was recently completed in 2017. The Raelene Boyle Hall can host over 300 staff, students and parents in a single event and will serve as the school’s central hub for music and drama classes, HPE, assemblies, musicals and speech nights.
Caloundra City Private School is a private, co-educational school set on 11 hectares, in the heart of the prestigious Pelican Waters canal development on the Sunshine Coast.
At CCPS the school philosophy is that ‘Every student matters’ and ‘Every teacher cares’. They really wanted to leave a lasting impression and ensure their staff, students and parents would always have an amazing experience when they entered the Raelene Boyle Hall.
BFX Furniture worked with CCPS to deliver an ingenious seating storage solution that would cut their assembly set up time in half.
We cannot stress how much time and dedication went into turning their vision for the Hall into a reality. But its safe to say that the end result turned out better than they expected.
“BFX understood our vision for the Multi-Purpose Hall to turn our state-of-the-art indoor sports center into a flexible venue suitable for school assembly, musicals and speech night. BFX Furniture worked with us in designing a mobile under stage chair storage system that met our budget allocation and building restrictions. In addition, BFX Furniture supplied a modern seating solution for the Drama, Music and Staff rooms. Lucia was with us every step of the way. We worked together through the initial consult, the design process, all the way to colour selection, order and delivery. The process was pain free from start to completion and the product quality is 2nd to none. Thank you for all your effort Lucia and the BFX team.”