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Education

University of Greenwich C4

This project involved the conversion and refurbishment of a derelict building, former .. read more

Salford University New Adelphi

New Adelphi is a landmark building that is the focus for arts and culture on campus. .. read more

Edge Hill University Tech Hub

The £13.5M Edge Hill Technology Hub is a combination of new and refurbished, high-qu .. read more

Holme Grange School

Holme Grange School is an independent school for girls and boys aged 3-16 years. It o .. read more

Centre for Creative Industries

Sheffield College, UK

The £8.8 million three-storey Centre for Creative Industries now extends the existin .. read more

Theatre multipurpose auditorium from stage

ACS Cobham Performing Arts Centre, UK

Situated on 128-acres, 20 miles south of Central London, ACS Cobham enrols over 1,350 .. read more

Creative media and digital arts building

University of Greenwich, UK

The University of Greenwich’s new library and academic building is located along an .. read more

TV Gallery control desk

Edge Hill University

Creative Edge is a new creative media building at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk.
I .. read more

Bitterne Park School, Southampton, UK

Bitterne Park School is a thriving secondary school for 1,430 pupils aged 11-16, whic .. read more

Liverpool John Moores University, UK

The new £37.6m student-centred building at Clarence Street enables LJMU to consolida .. read more

Holme Grange School

Holme Grange School is an independent school for girls and boys aged 3-16 years. It offers a unique educational experience in an idyllic setting in 21 acres of Wokingham countryside.

This project involved the construction of a new building incorporating a 300 seat theatre, drama studio, music classrooms and practice rooms. Drama by Design worked with the architects on the design of the building and designed and specified all the technical systems including project management through to completion as well as acting as acoustic consultants for the whole building.
The theatre space features a balcony with a seating unit which retracts under it. Removable handrails allow the balcony to be used when the seating is retracted and the unit can be partially opened to provide seating when the space is used for lessons.

The stage lighting system is entirely LED resulting in lower running costs, less heat, greater flexibility and a safer and more pleasant working environment.  A simple to use computerised lighting control system can be connected either in the control room or at the side of the stage for teaching lessons.

The high quality sound system is suitable for theatre, rock musicals, bands and cinema with a digital sound mixer and separate sound rack at the side of the stage for teaching. There is a high quality HD projector with a large motorised screen to allow projection for both presentations and stage productions. All the technical systems can be controlled via touch screens in the control room and on a lectern.

Audio links to the music rooms enable these rooms to be used with the theatre sound mixer as a recording studio set-up.

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