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LAMDA New Teaching Accommodation and Practice TheatreHammersmith, UK


LAMDA is an independent drama school, dedicated to the vocational training of actors, stage managers and technicians in the skills and levels of creativity necessary to meet the highest demands and best opportunities in theatre, film and TV.

In 2002 LAMDA made the decision to move their teaching school and theatre to a new site in Hammersmith, West London. They purchased the old Royal Ballet School site, sandwiched between a six-lane highway and a railway line.

In 2015, a second hahse development started. This two stage Design & Build project involves construction of a three and four storey drama complex. This includes 10 teaching studios, a media recording suite, library and study centre plus the 230 seat Simon Sainsbury Theatre and the 120 seat Carne Studio.

Client :
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMBDA)

Architect :
Niall McLaughlin Architects

Contractor :
Volker Fitzpatrick

Sectors :

Our Package

On the face of it, AccentHansen‘s package was simply to design, supply and install four sets of doors. In practice, a great deal of design effort was required just before committing the door to manufacture, which was caused by changes to the building design late on the build process. Challenges included substantial changes to structural opening sizes, door use and lack of fixing points. AccentHansen worked closely with the contractor to resolve design issues in a timely and cost effective manner.