Appointed to design new Centre for the Arts
9th January 2012
Following a competitive interview Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios have been appointed as the lead designer to redevelop the new Centre for the Arts at the University of Bath Claverton Down campus.
The Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts (ICIA) will be the primary user of the new building for the delivery of student-led activities and its public programme of classes, workshops, performances and exhibitions in visual arts, dance, theatre and music. In addition the University of Bath of School of Management with occupy part of the building for their executive training programme and there will be a dual use for some of the spaces where possible to achieve the maximum utilisation of the building. Flexibility of all space utilisation is a key to the functionality of this building with the existing theatre also being used for general teaching when not required by ICIA.
The University will be targeting a low energy building, a planning application will be submitted in summer 2012 and it is hoped that construction work on a new centre will begin in spring 2013, with the building open to the public from autumn 2014. It is anticipated that the total cost of the new Centre will be in the order of £10.75m.