New City College - Redbridge Campus



Ayre Chamberlain and Gaunt 

Quantity Surveyor

Woodley Coles

Project Manager

Fusion Project Management

Project Value





Andy Matthews

Architectural Awards 

2017 Surface Design Awards – Light and Surface Exterior – Winner 2016

WAN Awards – Colour in Architecture – Long list

The ‘Box Theatre’, is a performing arts building at New City College's Redbridge Campus at Chadwell Heath.

The new theatre is made up of music recording studios, teaching spaces and a 264-seat performance space. This performance space doubles as a multi-purpose hall with retractable seating making room for enrolment, exhibitions and gatherings. The building is conceived as an elevated translucent box sitting on a plinth of black brickwork, clad in coloured, translucent glazing to create a vibrant facade. The reception area sits within a double-height foyer area, creating the new entrance and updated public face of the College.


The performance centre was awarded the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.