Client – MLEI Structural Engineers
The Chelsea Cinema is one of a number of historic theatres and cinemas which have been identified as being of State Heritage significance. The building, known as the Princess Theatre was constructed in 1925 and originally designed for silent movies but was adapted for talkies' when they became available in 1929. It was 'updated' from a late Edwardian design to an Art Deco design in 1940, and it this architectural character and quality which is the main basis of the history and significance of the cinema today.
PC was engaged by MLEI Engineers to carry out a dilapidation report into the condition of the external concrete structure. The works included a survey of the building and associated degradation, concrete strength analysis, reinforcement condition assessment, remediation system/spec and a costing for the works.