LAMDA Opening Gala

The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art have celebrated the completion of their beautiful new campus with an opening gala. Managing Partner Andy and Senior Consultant Paul were on hand.


'We're thrilled to be here tonight to mark the opening of this fantastic project. This new campus will train the next generation of performers and reaffirm LAMDA as one of the country's top academies.'


Read more about the project here.


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NTS Rockvilla wins RIAS award

The team were thrilled to hear that the new headquarters for the National Theatre of Scotland, Rockvilla, has taken home a Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Award.


"Described as the 'creative engine room' for the National Theatre, the existing structural frame was retained and re-clad to reinforce the industrial aesthetic," the judges said.


"A restrained internal palette houses a double-height atrium/social space, rehearsal spaces, offices and meeting rooms."


The project will now be put forward for November's RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award. 


Rockvilla RIAS award Jun17


Charcoalblue support the Waterloo Festival

This June will see the Waterloo Festival return to St John's church in Waterloo. This year's theme is 'Sacred Spaces' and will seee a variety of events and activities surrounding the topic of religious spaces, architecture and arts.


Headline events include an exhibition by renowned photographer Richard Slater and work by sculptor Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva in the crypt of St John's. Sure to be a colour addition, there will also be a sustainable flower festival and a pne day Eco-Poetry Festival curated by poet Jay Ramsay.


Charcoalblue are proud to support this local initiative. You can purchase tickets here


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Four Charcoalblue projects win at RIBA Regionals

We're thrilled to hear that four of our recently completed projects have triumphed in the 2017 RIBA Regional Awards.


The beautifully restored York Theatre Royal has won both an award in the main category as well as the esteemed Client of the Year trophy. Likewise, Cedars Hall at Wells Cathedral School won both a general award in the RIBA South West Award and the region's coveted Building of the Year Award.


Elsewhere the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall  celebrated a win at the RIBA North West Awards and Brighton College Music School took home an award at the RIBA South East Awards.


Congratulations to all the winning and shortlisted teams. 


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Charcoalblue Bristol turns Two

This month we celebrate the second anniversary of the opening of our Bristol studio. Our eleven-strong team are currently working on a variety of local and international projects including our neighbours Bristol Old Vic and the nearby Colston Hall. Our Senior Partner Gavin reflected on the anniversary:


'As one of the  most innovative, ambitious and welcoming cities in the UK, Bristol continues to draw the very best talent to the region. In just two short years our Bristol team has tripled in size and is working with of the city's finest theatres and institutions. This is in no small amount due to the open, creative and collaborative nature of the Birstol community. Thank you for making us feel so at home.'


Over on our social media channels we'll be bringing you exclusive phoos and  insights into our local projects. Followus on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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