Creating a new film school at the London Screen Academy
- World class film school for 16-19 year olds
- First 300 students will start September 2019
- Breathing new life into Ladbroke House, a former factory
Our team at Willmott Dixon Interiors transformed a former factory in Islington into a new film school – The London Screen Academy.
The multi-million pound project includes the refurbish of 80,000 square feet of space at 62-66 Highbury Grove in Islington, creating a new sixth form school with specialist areas including editing suites and music and performance spaces.
The London Screen Academy provides a world-class environment for 16-19 year olds to learn about film production techniques such as behind-the-camera roles, costume design, production management, distribution and marketing.
Procured through the Southern Construction Framework, our Interiors team worked closely with the design team to deliver the project ready for the first intake of 300 students in September 2019, with the LSA expanding eventually to a capacity of 800-1000 pupils.
The refurbishment gives the building a major internal reconfiguration as well as adding a new steel frame structure which provides a three-storey film production studio and supporting facilities. The scope of works also included new windows and façade repairs to the existing building.
Willmott Dixon Interiors managing director Graham Shaw says:
“This is another example of the scope and complexity of work we deliver. The LSA will become a key driver to cement London’s position as a world class destination for the film industry, and our team of specialists will ensure we create an environment to guarantee the UK continues to produce award-winning film makers of the future.”