New building for Harrow Arts Centre

Designs have been revealed for a new building at Harrow Arts Centre.
Harrow Council chose Chris Dyson Architects to work on the project Harrow Arts Centre after it secured funding in 2019. The plans would produce an L-shaped building (pictured top) providing additional classrooms and workshops to encourage more cultural activities in the borough. 
The architects say they are aiming to create “a new building with its own identity, responding to a specific programme while also sensitively complementing neighbouring heritage structures.”
The successful bid to the Good Growth fund saw the Centre granted £760,000 which was added to the £1m committed to the project by the council. The overall plans include refurbishment work to the Studio, Boiler House, and workshops to bring them back in to use, as well as this new building.

Ultimately the site should get more leisure uses, and potentially some new homes.

Other redundant buildings, like the classrooms and rehearsal space, will also be brought back in to use.

The Elliott Hall has had its capacity expanded from 438 to 568, and hosts over 100 shows a year. The site is used for 10,000 classes, and welcomes 230,000 visitors each year.

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