Box Theatre and Performing Arts Centre

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We designed the ‘Box Theatre’, a performing arts building at Redbridge’s Chadwell Heath campus, as part of a masterplan study for the College.

The new theatre is made up of music recording studios, teaching spaces and a 264-seat performance space. This performance space doubles as a multi-purpose hall with retractable seating making room for enrolment, exhibitions and gatherings. The building is conceived as an elevated translucent box sitting on a plinth of black brickwork, clad in coloured, translucent glazing to create a vibrant facade. The reception area sits within a double-height foyer area, creating the new entrance and updated public face of the College.

The performance centre was awarded the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Awards: 
2017 Surface Design Awards – Light and Surface Exterior – Winner
2016 WAN Awards – Colour in Architecture – Long list

Location Romford, Essex
Client Redbridge College
Value £5m
Size 475m2
Completion 2016
Service Full Architectural
Sector Education
Photography Andy Matthews

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