19 February 2004
The planning team at WYG has negotiated successfully for planning permission to extend the highly acclaimed Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. The school was opened by Sir Laurence Olivier in 1946. It recently became affiliated to the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, joining RADA and the UK’s two top dance training establishments. This recognises its position as a national and international centre of excellence. The improved and extended facilities to be provided under the terms of the planning permission will assist in meeting the exceptionally high standards expected of a Conservatoire.
The work forms part of a series of education projects recently undertaken by WYG in the Bristol area. These have included successful negotiations to secure planning permission for expansion of the campus at Bristol Grammar School which will be important in developing faculty-based teaching. The firm has also advised the University of Bristol on town planning considerations relevant to a series of development proposals.
WYG Planning has the largest specialist team of chartered town planners in the South West operating from its offices in Bristol where more than 20 town planners are based. The firm advises on town planning matters in relation to a diverse range of public and private sector development proposals from offices throughout the Country.