A school redevelopment project, cost managed by McBains, has been shortlisted for the New London Awards 2022 (NLA).
The expansion and upgrade of ArtsEd – a performing arts school in Chiswick - has been shortlisted in the education and retrofit categories of the awards and is also in the running for an NLA wellbeing prize.
The project at ArtsEd comprises a combination of upgrade works to existing buildings and the construction of 2,875 square metres of new facilities, to improve the cohesion of a formerly disparate campus on a tight, urban site.
The scheme provides a series of shared rooms and breakout spaces, a new suite of classrooms and three 5m-high dance studios, complete with sprung floors. The building is topped off with a further studio that opens out on to a planted roof terrace and recreational area.
ArtsEd combines an independent performing arts school for 11–18 year olds with a degree school that offers world-leading vocation training in acting and musical theatre. The school’s president is Lord Lloyd Webber, whilst alumni include Lashana Lynch, Simone Ashley, Danny Mac and, less recently, Dame Angela Lansbury.
Supported by the Mayor of London, the New London Awards celebrate London, seeking out projects of the highest design quality which make a positive contribution to their surroundings and life in the capital.
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