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Welcome to Chart Area Seating: specialists in providing seating solutions for lecture theatre, conference, seminar, training, concourse and waiting area environments

Key elements to creating effective lecture theatre seating environments*

The result of a 1999 study by David Fleming and John Storr revealed 78% of students questioned felt that the quality of a lecture theatre directly impacts and affects the learning experience.

The quality of audio-visual equipment was listed as the most significant factor and at Chart Area Seating our portfolio includes seating ranges which can accomodate cabling discreetly and efficiently.

Fascinatingly, the second most important element of an effective lecture theatre environment was identified as desk space, with the message being the bigger the better.

At Chart Area Seating our lecture theatre seating range includes the full range of writing surface options.

Seats can be specified with individual writing tablets which can fold away when not in use, shared continuous writing benches which can be specified with power and voice/data boxes or individual flip-up writing surfaces positioned in front of each seat.

David Adler's seminal Metric Handbook outlines guideline dimensions for writing surfaces and we can provide proposals which conform to these recommended parameters. With the ever-increasing use of mobile devices, tablets and laptops desk-space in a learning environment is crucial to the lecture theatre seating user experience. Contact us for more information on this critical area.

Unsurprisingly, lecture theatre seat comfort ranked as one of the most important elements of an effective learning environment with independent research showing a correlation between comfort and productivity. Again, our broad portfolio of seating ensures that the right product is specified for the unique requirements of each project.

Occupancy levels is identified as a key factor in creating a pleasant feeling learning environment and Adler's Metric Handbook suggests that common lecture groups number between 30-60 students with larger lecture theatres often not reaching capacity for many sessions.

Interestingly however, students revealed they regarded full lecture theatres as being detrimental to the learning experience and our space-planning services can ensure space use is optimised while larger clearways can provide the feeling of a more spacious environment.

Additionally our rendering software creates realistic 3D visuals which can greatly assist with the decision making process. This visualisation resource can also assist in the selection of internal finishes including lecture theatre seat upholstery and flooring and wall coverings.

* The legislation and regulations in relation to auditorium and lecture theatre planning can change frequently and the information contained here is intended as an indicative guide only and must not be actioned without further research. Please contact Chart Area Seating for more information and to discuss your lecture theatre requirements.

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Chart Area Seating - specialists in lecture theatre seating, high-density seating for conference, seminar and lecture facilities, function rooms and banqueting

At Chart Area Seating we specialise in the specification, supply and delivery of system seating solutions including high-density stacking chairs, tip-up and fixed seating for auditoria and lecture theatres, beam and pedestal mounted seating, home cinema seating, courtroom seating, airport, concourse and waiting area seating.

These seating products are used in seminar and conference facilities, in waiting areas and on concourses, in auditoria, theatres and training rooms. Working with some of the best-established and innovative manufacturers we listen to our clients, understand their requirements and propose the right solutions tailor-made to suit their needs.

We provide technical support and product guidance on this specialised product sector to architects and designers, end-users and specifiers.

Lecture Theatre Seating

Lecture Theatre and Auditorium Seating is one of the key areas for Chart Area Seating and we are proud to have installed tip-up and fixed seating in some of the UK's most prestigious academic and corporate institutions working with our clients at every stage of the design, specification and installation process to create superb lecture theatre facilities.

Our portfolio incorporates an extensive range of beam, pedestal and floor mounted seating products which ensures we can propose the best lecture theatre seating solution to match your specific and unique requirements. View our range of lecture theatre seating here and view our gallery of lecture theatre seating products.

We have prepared a guide to planning an effective lecture theatre which is available to read here.

We have also compiled a list of some of the most important elements of an effective lecture theatre seating environment as nominated by those who use them most; students, and this is available to read here.

Visit our references page to view the list of clients we have worked with to create effective lecture theatres.

Court Room Seating Furniture

We are proud to have installed Court Room Seating to over 100 court houses and complexes throughout the UK.

Our references page lists some of the courtrooms using seating provided by Chart Area Seating, alternatively please contact us and we will be delighted to send you the full reference list and presentation.