A SOUTHAMPTON university could see a huge extension to make a new drama studio.
Options have been lodged with the regional authority seeking permission to make a two-storey extension at King Edward VI School in Shirley.
The Wilton Road college, which teaches all-around 970 learners aged amongst 11 and 18-years-aged, has submitted the plans to build a new drama, arts, and athletics department building.
It will supply 160m2 of more flooring place above the two storeys, and it is hoped that the space will “increase the over-all functionality of the present making”.
The college promises this will make it possible for it to provide a “wider and a lot more adaptable” curriculum for drama, artwork, and sport.
Headteacher, Neal Parker, stated that the present theatre is currently staying employed as an prolonged specialist study centre.
The Twigg Theatre was named just after a student who died in 2002.
Robert Twigg, 17, was deputy head boy at Southampton’s King Edward VI College.
He died in a tragic auto crash on the A30 at Chattershill near Stockbridge 20 many years back.
Mr Parker explained: “The Twigg Theatre is a studio theatre house at King Edward’s employed for lesser productions, as perfectly as drama classes.
“It is named in honour of a beloved student who died out of the blue in 2002. This yr we have refurbished a fantastic new sixth sort prevalent place so that our oldest learners have class-leading services to do the job, understand and socialise.
“The new sixth sort has included the existing Twigg Theatre as an prolonged professional analyze centre.
“Appropriately, we are applying to rebuild the Twigg as a fabulous new studio theatre for our pupils and the wider group.
“We hope that the council will grant the arranging authorization, as we know that it will hugely improve our inventive arts programme, as well as our partnership do the job throughout the metropolis and county.”
The development would see the felling of an existing experienced tulip tree, which has been explained as “regretful but needed”.
The designs point out that the school is “committed to greening their setting” having a short while ago planted 14 trees on its grounds.
There are also ideas for more planting and landscaping “in the upcoming”.
The school was initial designed in 1938 and was built by E. Berry Webber.
The central block of the faculty is now a Mentioned Setting up.
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