82 year old family business Clugston Construction has won a £10m project to design and build a new performing arts college in Wakefield for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA).
Holding a unique position in the North of England, CAPA College offers exceptional full-time training and education in the arts to young people aged 16-19, with no tuition fees. The new building will allow the college to significantly increase the number of students who can access its outstanding provision.
The flagship home of CAPA College will house a 150-seat theatre; an outdoor amphitheatre; dance, singing and drama studios; media, television and design studios; production and technical workshops and a public cafe with outdoor terrace.
Due to open in October 2020, the new building will have some of the best performance spaces, studios and technical facilities outside London, the building will be a hive of activity for local residents offering, amongst other things, classes, public performances and professional arts showcases.
Paul Gouland, marketing director at Clugston Construction, said: “We are delighted to be involved in what is an exciting project not only for CAPA College, but also for Wakefield’s creative industry. Once completed, the scheme will provide specialised state-of-the-art facilities that will support creative young people across Yorkshire and the North of England and the college is expected to become a flagship for performing arts education in the North.”