Bernie Grant Centre London, United Kingdom
Bernie Grant Centre
The Bernie Grant Centre was built as a tribute to the memory of the late Bernie Grant MP, whose vision first spearheaded the project, its aim being to celebrate the contribution of British black and ethnic communities to the arts and beyond, and encourage continued success. This is a community-based project to provide a facility for education and training in the performing arts and to promote creative enterprise and includes a 300 seat theatre, two rehearsal rooms and full technical training facilities.
As a beacon for fun and funk, this iconic community facility is transforming its Tottenham neighbourhood. It is a facility of which the community can really be proud.
The Centre hosts a wide variety of theatre and music education workshops, performances and rehearsals (amplified and unamplified), professional, touring, student as well as local productions. The space is acoustically flexible to satisfy a variety of needs, from disco to Shakespeare, on a tight budget. As the architect’s concept included a complex faceted roof with timber cladding, it was important that the roof structure be light in weight to control costs, yet designed to contain loud music within the building and keep out the traffic noise.
Sound Space Design provided full acoustics consulting services, including sound isolation, services noise control and auditorium acoustics.
Opened in 2007.