National Film & Television School

Beaconsfield

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The school appointed GHA to help develop a masterplan to create a ‘Digital Village’- a community with a strong worldwide identity and state of art teaching facilities.

Landscaped central heart to campus

The practice’s first task was to assist in shaping the organisation’s vision and giving it physical form as a masterplan that incorporates existing campus buildings and uses the architecture to support a forward-looking identity and a richly complex series of spaces that promote a collegiate spirit.

Atrium
Facade detail

GHA was then appointed to build Phase 1, an entrance building with an expressed in-situ concrete frame that incorporates a library, cinema, café and teaching spaces.

Internal social dining space
Cinema
Proposed site plan

Phase 2 – two further buildings and the refurbishment of the 1920s Film Studio – was granted planning after a successful bid for government funding. The two buildings opened earlier this year.

Phase 2 Teaching Building

Awards

Civic Trust Awards 2009
Commendation

RIBA Awards 2008
Regional Award