Willmott Dixon will build a two-storey building with 2,836 square meters of space after it has won a £9.7m contract. The firm will build a performing arts centre for North Kent College. That includes dance studios, a performance venue, and music performance spaces.
Also, the building will comprise digital design classrooms and workshops. North Kent College’s new performing and Production Digital Arts Facility is being built on its Oakfield Lane campus in Dartford, Kent.
The contract was procured through the Scape National Major Works framework and is funded by the government’s £900m getting Building fund. It is overseen by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
This is one of 34 projects for which the South East LEP secured funding in August 2020, totalling £85m, and one of six in Kent. Willmott Dixon is also building a three-storey satellite facility for Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys in Sevenoaks on behalf of Kent County Council.