June 25th 2020


Surveying the Stunning Oval Hall

M Womersleys have just finished initial survey work of the historic fibrous plaster, and concrete frame which supports it, above the main auditorium of Sheffield City Hall. This ceiling helps to create the stunning Oval Hall, which is the largest hall in the building, seating 2,271 people, it has 2 tiers of horseshoe balconies and an elaborate shallow domed coffered ceiling, with a large oval art deco rooflight.

Sheffield City Hall is a Grade II* listed neo-classical building with a giant portico that was designed in 1920 by E. Vincent Harris, see the illustrations below, and construction started with the laying of the foundation stone on 27 June 1929. The City Hall was officially opened on 22 September 1932.


June 25th 2020

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