Redbridge College

Redbridge, Essex

We have been awarded the External Facades and Drylining Packages, stand-alone buildings at the Chadwell Heath campus as part of a masterplan study for the College. A new teaching block and the Box Theatre, a performing arts building, have been designed following the careful analysis of the campus and existing building stock.

The theatre is made up of music recording studios and teaching spaces and a 264-seat performance space. This 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 teaching block provides 1930m2 of flexible teaching space and echoes the style and form of the existing campus structures, ensuring a coherent campus identity. The use of modern materials and colours, such as the multi-tone, dark grey rainscreen cladding on black brickwork and the brightly coloured hoops that frame the window openings, refresh the look of the campus.

Both buildings have been designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent, and are currently under construction.

UPDATE - This Project has recently been awarded the Light and Exterior Surface Award at this years Surface Design Awards

Redbridge, Essex

Main Contractor
Lakehouse Construction

Contract Value

Completion Date
September 2015

Products Installed
SFS, Rodeca Cladding, Natura Cladding, Drylining, Acoustic Raft Ceilings, Tape and Jointing