Rotary Building Services

Arts, Listed & Heritage

Well designed building services for media and arts projects must be efficient and blend seamlessly with their environment. Rotary provides best-in-class building services designed to perform and meet the very highest visual and acoustic specifications. Heritage projects require levels of care and awareness only gained through the experience of working on and in some of our clients' most precious buildings. We take great care in understanding their needs and provide solutions that meet their exacting requirements to preserve the uniqueness and character of their buildings.

Belfast City Hall
Client: Belfast City Council
Value: £3 million
Main Contractor: Graham Construction

Rotary carried out the electrical services installation for this major refurbishment. The Belfast City Hall is an internationally recognised civic building which contains council chamber, banqueting hall, The Great Hall for public performances and exhibitions, public spaces, meeting rooms and offices. Rotary’s work included: General lighting; Architectural lighting; Specialist lighting; Power installations; IT infrastructure; Public address system; Council chamber sound systems; Fire detection and alarm; Automatic door and access systems and CCTV installation.

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Client: National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside
Value: £4 million
Main Contractor: BAM Construct

The Walker Art Gallery houses some of the most beautiful and valuable works of art in the world. Works from Rembrandt, Monet, Turner, Constable and many more grace this spectacular listed building in the centre of Liverpool. Working in a listed building containing priceless pieces of our art heritage requires specialist expertise. Rotary’s offsite prefabrication strategy played an important role in ensuring the gallery’s collection was protected, and also in maintaining the highest standards of health and safety. Rotary worked closely with the other team members to ensure the project ran smoothly, professionally and was completed on time and within budget.

Tate Gallery Centenary Extention
Client: The Tate Gallery
Value: £7 million
Client: MACE


The Centenary Development of the North West quadrant at the Tate has afforded a new home for British art from Tudor times to the present day. It provides space for major artists, contemporary art and a dynamic programme of thematic displays and temporary exhibitions.

Part funded by a £18.75 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Tate Gallery of British Art houses: four new and five refurbished galleries giving 35% more display space for the permanent collection of British art, six new temporary exhibition galleries, Independent access for disabled visitors.

Careful removal and replacement of much of the existing structure had to be completed before the final finishes could be started. This presented some unique challenges, with the rebuild comprising around two-thirds of the overall construction programme. Meticulous planning by the project team and just-in-time prefabrication ensured the rebuild programme was delivered on schedule.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Client: Royal Shakespeare Company
Value: £2 million
Client: MACE


The £100 million transformation of The Royal Shakespeare Theatre started with the creation of a new 1,000 seat temporary
theatre – The Courtyard. The listed foyer at the front of the building was retained along with The Swan Theatre and Picture Gallery.

Our work included: coordination engineering, preliminaries and organisation of the fabrication and installation drawings, and the installation and commissioning of services.