Eric Parry bags Brighton College go-ahead
Eric Parry Architects has won planning permission for two new buildings at the George Gilbert Scott-designed Brighton College housing the private schools’ departments of music and drama
The music school will sit next to the Tim Ronalds’ Performing Arts Centre completed in 2000.
The Drama School will provide a new theatre, as well as back-of-house facilities and teaching rooms and will be located on a site currently occupied by the 1960s science building.
Construction will be split into two phases ‘to suit the school year and to fit into wider plans for the reorganisation of the campus’.
The construction of the music school - phase 1 - will start in June 2013 and complete in July 2014. Dates for the construction for the Drama School - phase 2 - are yet to be defined.