North Hertfordshire College reveal artist impressions of plans for Letchworth community venue rebuild

An artist's impression of how the new Creative Campus will look from Broadway Gardens

An artist's impression of how the new Creative Campus will look from Broadway Gardens - Credit: Archant

Artist impressions of a college’s plans to demolish a community venue and use it to expand its educational facilities have been revealed.

An artist's impression of how the new Creative Campus will look from Gorst Close

An artist's impression of how the new Creative Campus will look from Gorst Close - Credit: Archant

North Hertfordshire College (NHC) held a public exhibition last week showcasing its plans to replace the Da Vinci Hall building, formerly called Plinston, and turn it into a creative arts campus for students.

If approved, the three-storey building in Broadway, Letchworth GC, will incorporate a theatre, dance studio, TV studio, media rooms, art and design workshops and a community hub.

The Da Vinci Studio School of Creative Enterprise, sponsored by NHC, has been leasing the hall from the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation on a temporary basis since September 2013, and discussions are ongoing to extend the loan.

The new plan comes as refurbishment work continues at the old Letchworth Grammar School building – adjacent to the Da Vinci Hall – which will open as the long-term home of the Da Vinci Studio School of Creative Enterprise in September this year.

NHC is expected to submit a planning application for the Da Vinci Hall by next month, before beginning to demolish the building in September if the college’s plans are approved by North Herts District Council.

The construction of NHC’s creative arts campus could be completed by December 2015.

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To view the plans and submit comments visit www.nhc.ac.uk/consultation.aspx

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