The centre is a unique 3,100m² state of the art, purpose built training facility for the complete range of technical and backstage skills associated with the theatre and live music industries. The building interior combines both exposed structure and services, and demonstrates high quality interior design and coordination. The building services included a large-scale displacement ventilation system to offset 500kW of stage lighting loads and to overcome excessive heat loss from large external doors, but keep ambient noise low.
Air source heat pumps provide heating throughout the building, a rainwater harvesting system serves WCs and the building features recording studios designed to PNC15 standards. A key project for Thurrock, carried out to the highest standards and incorporating the latest technology.