Designed by the Percy Thomas Partnership, the Wales Millennium Centre is a state of the art £97 million complex providing a home to the Welsh National Opera and centre for performing arts. The main Lyric Theatre provides seating for 1,900 people, the auditorium’s design enhances the acoustics with both natural and amplified sound.
Clark Door was awarded a contract from Sir Robert McAlpine to provide the large power operated sliding sound proof doors. At heart of the building can be found six, high performance fire resistant and acoustic attenuated Clark Doors. Standing at over nine metres tall they provide a barrier between each of the rehearsal rooms and the common thoroughfare known as ‘Scenery Street’. The largest door measures 4.5 metres wide x 9.3metres high and has an acoustic rating of Rw50dB.
The Wales Millennium Centre was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in November 2004.