BW transforms the ballet
Driven by innovation and characterised by transparency, personality and fit out expertise,
London-based workplace experts BW (www.wearebw.com), has completed its first
leisure and arts project with the fit-out of the joint new home for the prestigious English
National Ballet and English National Ballet School.
Appointed to fit-out in January 2018, BW started on-site in March 2018. The new 93,000sq ft development is located on London City Island, has stunning views of Canary Wharf, is one of the best-connected sites in London with City Airport, the Underground, DLR and bus transport facilities all in close proximity.
The building will accommodate a greatly enhanced offering for the English National Ballet, whose previous residence lacked certain amenities, including meeting rooms and production facilities.
Designed by leading architects Glenn Howells Architects, English National Ballet’s new home combines state-of-the-art training, teaching, rehabilitation facilities, alongside stage-sized rehearsal studios, meeting rooms and a unique production space unrivalled in the capital.
Commenting on the project, Peter Nagle, Managing Director of BW says, “BW is extremely proud to have been involved with the fit out of English National Ballets new state of the art home at London City Island. This brings an exciting journey to a conclusion and we are delighted with the end product, seeing the English National Ballet using and performing in the space has been truly been inspiring, we look forward to this opening more doors in the arts and culture sector”.
A comprehensive project team included: Glenn Howell Architects, architecture and design; Hydrock, M&E and structural consultant; Pulse Associates, project manager and quantity surveyor; and AECOM acoustics.
The luminescent building emanates the cultural offering that English National Ballet brings to the residential development which colourfully circles around it. The completion of this stunning project illustrates that BW’s skills in the workplace sector can be successfully transferred to new sectors.