Following an international architectural competition, Hoskins Architects were selected to design a new dance and drama college for Bird College in Sidcup, South London. Founded by Doreen Bird 67 years ago, Bird College is an acknowledged centre of excellence for dance and theatre performance and a renowned provider of education and professional training in dance, music and theatre.
In addition to refurbishing the existing inter-war school building, the project comprises a new 250 seat performance and teaching space plus up to 2000m2 dance and music spaces, with ancillary accommodation. The College aims to match the best within the sector and accommodate increased student numbers by creating an exciting new teaching and learning resource for the benefit of students, staff and the wider community. Subject to funding, the College intends the site to be fully developed by 2018.