Sprung Stage Floor for Edge Hill University
Client: Edge Hill University
Specific Requirements: The sprung floor had to be strong enough to accept the weight of powered access equipment being driven over the top whilst still maintaining high shock absorption for professional ballet performers.
Offering a wall to wall, high load bearing sprung floor, Le Mark’s new Woodland™ Sprung has wowed students and dancing professionals after its installation at the highly acclaimed and award winning Edge Hill University. Le Mark’s Dave Cartwright said “The need to offer outstanding levels of dance support and comfort, whilst at the same time being able to withstand the weight of heavy, powered access equipment being driven over the dance floor, is just what Woodland™ Sprung has been developed to offer. Traditional void sprung floors are often incapable of accepting the weights involved in the powered access equipment and at the time no other flooring company could give Edge Hill the assurances that they needed”.
Known throughout the UK as one of the finest and highest achieving universities, the installation of Le Mark’s Woodland™ Sprung Floor has allowed for further advances in usable space and accessibility in their state of the art facilities.
Edge Hill’s performing arts technician Thom Harrison said “Le Mark helped us through the process of choosing and installing the floor in our Studio Theatre, and the result is fantastic. The new floor allows our dancers to perform right up to the front row of seats and the traditional setting line that previously formed a physical barrier between performer and audience has been removed. The fact that we can run heavy height access equipment (currently a Teupen Leo 15 GT) on the floor is incredibly useful – we can be rigging at 10am and have a dance class in at 10:15. Dave Cartwright from Le Mark has been excellent, and he has also been on-site to offer aftersales care and advice.”