New building works for IAMS N4
By LiseS | Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 19:54
Transform Islington Ltd has signed a contract
Islington Arts and Media School is one step closer to a shiny new look.
with Islington Council to rebuild and refurbish Islington Arts and Media School (IAMS) under the previous government's Building Schools for the Future scheme.
The plans for IAMS include both the construction of new buildings and
extensive renovation and refurbishment of existing buildings. With its new facilities the school, a specialist arts and media college, will become a new centre of excellence for the arts.
The building work will provide a new
performing arts venue, new art and music rooms and a video editing studio. A new dining room and science labs and improved
outdoor space will complete IAMS's new look.
This phase of building follows the refurbishment and
rebuilding of four schools in the first wave of Islington's BSF
programme – Highbury Grove School, Samuel Rhodes Secondary, Holloway
School and St Aloysius' College in Highgate.
Islington Council's executive member for children and young people, Councillor Richard Watts, says, "We've already seen the huge difference that new and improved BSF
buildings have made in Islington. We want to help give all young people
the best start in life and providing modern school buildings with
first-class facilities is helping to do this.I am pleased these
schemes have escaped the Government's cuts to the BSF programme."
BSF work in both Islington and neighbouring Haringey has been protected from cuts as projects were either contracted or complete before the investment was reversed this summer. Building work at both schools is due to be completed towards the end of
2012, with external works and landscaping complete in 2013.
Image courtesy of Islington Council.