The Capitol:

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Project Details:

  • Location: Horsham


Colt provided a natural ventilation and shading system to The Capitol Arts Centre in Horsham.


When the Horsham Arts Centre was being extensively refurbished and extended, it reopened as The Capitol, featuring a 400+ seater theatre, 2 cinemas, an exhibition space, a studio and a café/bar area which is open throughout the day. This addresses the requirements of local amateur groups, schools, and the general public and offers an extended range of opportunities for the local residents.

Colt provided a natural ventilation system which included Firelight natural glazed ventilators at high level and Coltlite natural ventilators at low level for inlet, a motorised Shadoglass shading system with photovoltaic cells to reduce heat load on the west façade, and Colt Helioscreen blinds to reduce glare. These are all controlled by a One Per Vent system which can be remotely controlled.