Croydon College

IBI Nightingale, Croydon, 2011

 

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Extension between the two wings of the 1960s Fairfield Building at Croydon College

The five-storey extension, which faces Croydon’s most prominent arts venue, Fairfield Halls, acts as the southern entrance to the College.

The entrance rotunda contains a reception area, which accommodates two glazed lifts and coloured structural glass link bridges to connect the extension to the existing building.

The upper three floors of the rotinda accommodate the Learning Resource Centre. The performing arts department, complete with recording studios and rehearsal space, is located on the lower ground floor.

The refurbishment of the basement level has created space for three dance studios, and a new mezzanine level which has four recording studios. Dance studios are fitted with professional lighting rigs and sprung floors. The principal studio has retractable seating and its own control room which can be used for public performances.

The rotunda is constructed in glass, steel and concrete and brise soleil have been fitted with LED lights to illuminate the front façade at night.

Data

  • Begun: Jun 2009
  • Completed: Mar 2011
  • Floor area: 10,656m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £20M
  • Funding: LSC Funded the project
  • Tender date: Oct 2006
  • Procurement: D&B Contract
  • Address: Croydon College, Croydon Road, Croydon, CR9 1DX, United Kingdom

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