Harlequin delivers fully floating sprung floor to Bird College
The independent performing arts college needed safe, state-of-the-art dance floors for students to train on – and Harlequin delivered
Bird College is an independent performing arts college providing specialist vocational training in dance and musical theatre. The college was the first of its kind in the UK to offer a professional dance degree and delivers programmes accredited by the University of Greenwich and Trinity College London as well as offering ISTD dance teaching qualifications.
As winners of a RIBA architectural competition, Hoskins Architects were selected to design the new facilities at the single site campus covering an area of 6,200m² which included refurbishment of the existing inter-war school building. The project comprised of a new 250 seat performance and teaching space and 2,000m² of dance and music space including 12 dance studios, four acting studios, one academic room and nine singing rooms.
Harlequin supplied and installed 184m² of fully floating Harlequin Activity sprung floor with Harlequin Standfast top surface and a 125m² Harlequin Allegro cushioned vinyl floor.
There is a science behind their products that gives us the reassurance we all need
Luis De Abreu, artistic director at Bird College, said: “As an outstanding provider of professional dance and musical theatre training, Bird College has used the very best products in our new facility.
“Harlequin floors are world-class and ensure that our students train on safe and state-of-the-art dance floors. There is a science behind their products that gives us the reassurance we all need.”
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