Chard Robinson Developments is delighted to announce the completion of the St Matthew’s Centre in Sturton Street - an exciting new educational performing arts venue - which has been occupied by the Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts (CSVPA) under a 25 year lease.
The new Centre has been created following a £2m refurbishment of the former Howard Mallet Centre and was named after the neighbouring St Matthew’s Piece.
Part of the Cambridge Education Group, the CSVPA offers a range of educational programmes in art & design, drama and music, aimed at developing the skills and confidence of aspiring artists and performers – and giving them the support they need to progress into some of the most prestigious arts schools in the world.
Incorporating state-of the-art performance spaces and a coffee shop, this hugely ambitious 16,000ft² project took around 18 months to complete and represents a direct investment in excess of £5m into the regeneration of this important community facility – as well as being a fantastic achievement for Chard Robinson.
Chard Robinson Developments Director Neil Robinson said: "We are undeniably proud to have delivered such a stunning building and to see it being put to such great use already by performing arts students.”