Watford Concerts Archive
In 2008/9 Jonathan Brett became so concerned about Watford Borough Council's plans for the Colosseum / Town Hall that he commissioned an independent report on its acoustic qualities from Akustiks, a respected American firm.
The report highlights the exceptional quality of the hall for musical performance and the dangers of interfering with the layout of the auditorium.
It was sent to all Watford councillors and other interested parties. Paul Scarbrough, who compiled the report, also outlined the risks involved in any planned renovation in a meeting with Mayor Doroty Thornhill. When HQ Theatres was appointed to plan the renovation and manage the hall, the report was also drawn to the attention of staff involved.