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Mountview gets trolley service from Doughty Engineering
UK – In September, leading drama school Mountview moved from its temporary home in Wood Green, north London, to a purpose-built building in Peckham. The new building houses all of Mountview's undergraduate and postgraduate performance and production arts courses under one roof and includes a 200-seat theatre, the 80-seat Backstage Theatre and a rooftop bar and restaurant with views across London. The new home will change the shape of drama training in the UK, allowing the school to expand its provision for young people and adults as well as offering community and commercial space for rent.
As part of its Theatre Production Arts (Lighting) Course, Mountview receives generous support from White Light. So when the school needed to find a way of storing its equipment when it moved into its new home, they approached the technical solution specialists. Alex Cann, senior lighting tutor at Mountview, explains: "We've operated out of our 'temporary' Wood Green home for around 30 years now. It’s a small space with a very compact lighting and sound store and nowhere near enough space for all our equipment. The new building in Peckham gives us the room we’ve all craved for some time. That said, we knew that we needed to be organised with our kit from the word go so decided to invest in some Doughty Transporter Trolleys through White Light."
Alex continues: "We previously had an undersized rack in our store that was not fit for purpose. We’d heard great things about the Doughty Transporter Trolleys and so contacted the Doughty team through White Light. We wanted to discuss making changes to the design of the original trolley so that they were suited to our exact needs. As such the bases are off the shelf but the rest of the design is bespoke using off-the-shelf components."
Designed as an adaptable transportation system, Doughty's Transporter Trolleys can be configured to suit individual applications. Made from 48mm barrel in conjunction with a rugged chassis and sub-frame, the trolley can be dismantled for storage or transportation and is easily repaired if damaged. Standard ‘scaff’ grub screws are used throughout so minimal tools are required.
The Doughty system allows the user to adapt the trolley to specific applications and is designed to allow for variable lengths and heights. A range of laser profiled high strength skeleton shelves are available and can be made bespoke for individual applications.
Alex added: "The service we received from Doughty, through White Light, was excellent. We felt that they understood our requirements and provided accurate drawings and details of the design when required. There is great comfort when purchasing a piece of equipment like this from a supplier with a reputation such as Doughty as you know you are buying something that is well designed and engineered."
5th October 2018
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