Work on £ 6.5m arts centre completed
A NEW £ 6.5m arts centre has been completed, providing new facilities to performing and visual arts students.
Designed by Bowman Riley Architects, which has offices in Leeds and Skipton, the Sir Michael Wilkins Arts Centre at Outwood Grange Academy in Wakefield features performance space, art studios, galleries and music recording studios.
Outwood Grange Academy is one of the largest secondary schools in England and in recent years has undertaken major redevelopment work to accommodate its burgeoning pupil population.
Bowman Riley has worked with Outwood Grange Academy for over six years providing consultancy services to masterplan the campus, survey the estate, undertake access audits and up- grade existing facilities. This is the second major project for the architects, who designed the £ 2.6m new multi- purpose sports centre and flexible performance space in 2011.
Laurence Teeney, director at Bowman Riley Architects, said: “Everyone was on board to create a building that meets the needs of the teaching staff and students today and in the future.”