We are delighted to announce that the builders have left and that our wonderful new building is nearly ready. It is an impressive feat to have taken possession just eighteen months since the Studio Theatre was knocked down and we are very grateful for the patience and support of all of our students, staff and neighbours.
There is still quite a lot of work to do before we can move in fully. Final touches include colourful vinyls across all three floors, built-in desks in the new Day School & Sixth Form classrooms, workstations in the new HE Hub, signage so we don’t get lost and lastly, furniture for the wonderful new communal spaces in the Atrium.
We expect the work to be complete for the start of the Spring term in January 2021. Our current ‘soft opening’ has students and staff enjoying classes in the new dance studios and rehearsal rooms, making sure everywhere is ready for a full timetable in the new year.
Chris Hocking, ArtsEd Principal said:
“I have been so impressed and grateful for the grace with which everyone has dealt with the disruption of the building work. I am certain that everyone will agree it was worthwhile when they come and see this wonderful addition to our Chiswick home!”
We hope that it won’t be too long before we can celebrate the creation of this fantastic new facility in person, with everyone that made it possible. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for our full virtual launch in the new year.