The Royal Academy of Dance recently moved from their previous location in Battersea to their new purpose-built global headquarters, one mile away on York Road. The state-of-the-art space includes seven full-size dance studios, a studio theatre (seating 188) with a full lighting rig and sound desk to be used for both RAD and community partner performances, two cafes, a specialist dance library and a large welcoming reception space that will be used to host exhibitions and events.

Our Approach

Owing to its end use as a performance theatre, we have carefully designed acoustic treatments such as attenuators and silencers for the chillers and AHU’s. There are extensive ELV systems installations which will require specific detailed planning during the design and commissioning phases. Update Group were appointed to install the entire building services package on a design & build contract.