Updated: Jul 10
I'll be making a start on restoring the side balcony areas in the next few weeks. This will include taking the decoration scheme to ceiling level and replacing the unflattering 1999 uplighters with something more sympathetic to the original design.
Today I removed the side seating to reveal the old 1960's floor in all its glory (or not). I'm really not sure what to replace this with, or whether to make do and mend for the time being. Sadly it all boils down to money!
I'm currently debating what to do with this area. Though it did seat 44 people across both sides, the seating situation is far from ideal. My initial thoughts are to replace the fixed seating with some loose seating, however this would half the capacity due to fire regulations.
For now, here are some pictures and I'll update as work progresses!