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Royal Central Proposed Plans

View along Buckland Crescent – the new building frontage is at the end on the left.

The Royal Central (Central School of Speech and Drama) have a major building programme and Camden Council is about to consider their planning application. The plans are available on Camden’s website the application reference is 2014/7413/P. Central are now in the statutory consultation period for which they hope to have support from those interested in the work of the School, and hope local residents may wish to express support and

  • Welcome Central’s intentions to enhance facilities and broaden its contribution to the local community;
  • Comment on the appropriateness of the design of the building, the quality of the architecture, and its positive relationship with neighbouring buildings,
  • Consider the aesthetic improvement of the space which has for so long has had a temporary shed on this important corner site.

The planned building will include five new studios – one of which will be a new studio theatre, and another will focus on film and broadcast needs. The top will feature a dance and movement studio. Central say they desperately need these facilities in order to maintain their existing work – bringing students back from the many far flung temporary spaces we use in addition to the present Swiss Cottage campus.

Central know that the planning department and committee take expressions of support very seriously – as all too often they just receive objections.

Letters were submitted to:
Ms Eimear Heavey
London Borough of Camden
5 Pancras Square
London N1C 4AG

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