ArtsEd is seeking planning permission from London Borough of Hounslow for the reorganisation and refurbishment of its west London home, Cone Ripman House, to create much needed new studio, rehearsal and teaching spaces. The project will cover all aspects of ArtsEd’s provision and will see significant improvements in the facilities of the Day School and Sixth Form as well as the Schools of Acting and Musical Theatre.
Built for Chiswick Polytechnic in the 1950s and adapted for the Schools’ use on arrival over thirty years ago, Cone Ripman House is in need of significant development to create facilities that reflect ArtsEd’s reputation for world-class conservatoire training.
Principal, Chris Hocking says:
“Our goal is straightforward, to provide our students with facilities that match the exceptional quality of our teaching, ensuring that future generations continue to leave ArtsEd as outstandingly confident and creative young performers”
The proposals, from leading architects De Matos Ryan, make innovative use of the tight urban site, optimising the use of the existing buildings and unlocking the potential of currently empty courtyard space.
ArtsEd will be submitting the formal Planning Application to Hounslow Borough in the first half of 2018 and will begin the process of fundraising for the build once planning permission is granted.
Photo: Aristic impression from De Matos Ryan