The Bridge Theatre is London’s first new commercial theatre for 40 years and is now the flagship home of the London Theatre Company. This new 900 seat auditorium overlooks the River Thames as part of Berkley Homes’ One Tower Bridge development.

Winner of Theatre Building of the Year in the Stage Awards 2018, Ultra Surefire are delighted to be have been involved in the installation of a low pressure water mist system.

The water mist system was designed and installed to British Standards 8489, covering the back of house areas providing protection to the client’s specification. Installation of the presstype stainless steel pipework was a particular challenge, as the ceiling void areas were extremely shallow. Where this was an issue our engineers had to offset the nozzles due to the low ceilings so that they were not inadvertently knocked.

Co-ordination with other contractors and trades on a project is important, especially when working within a busy site with multiple retail fit-outs running simultaneously. Our project manager Lee Simpson explains “Our project team developed a strict equipment delivery process as with our engineers working below the ground floor level, we had to ensure that equipment was delivered on time”. A programme of works was followed meticulously with a flexible approach to revisit as and when ceilings were fitted.

The Ultra Surefire project team delivered the water mist system on budget and on time.

Tower Bridge Theatre