£21million new building for Big Creative Academy

Big Creative Academy is constructing a new, visionary building for our specialist creative arts academy. Work has started on a £21m investment funded by the Department for Education on our Clifton Avenue campus. The building will house industry standard facilities for our courses for 16-19 year olds in Fashion, Make Up, Media, Performing Arts, Music, Production Arts, Theatrical and Media Makeup, Art and Design and Sports Studies.

Our specialist spaces include a 200-seater theatre, a gym, community café, outdoor performance area and gardens as well as technical studios for music, dance, drama, fashion, make up and TV. Big Creative Academy is one part of the wider Big Creative Village envisioned for the Clifton Avenue site which will include a digital centre and careers hub.

These new facilities, will ensure young people have the skills and networks to succeed in the creative industries. The Big Creative Village will bring everyone together in an inclusive and safe environment, creating vital community networks, part of Big Creative Education whose mission is to develop talent, transform lives and create careers.

One student said: “I’m so excited about the new building – it’s great to have such a unique place for us creatives, and sitting in the sensory garden for our wellbeing sessions will be amazing!”

Sacha Corcoran MBE says, “The vision we have for Big Creative Academy is coming alive. It’s important more than ever that our young people are trained to have technical, industry-standard skills that they can take into the real world, and for communities to come together. We look forward to welcoming you all.”