A green building for a green city: £95,000 boost for The Dance Space

We are celebrating a significant step forward in our fundraising campaign to open a new home for dance in the city with the highest green credentials.

Recent awards totalling more than £95,000 have been secured from a variety of donors and charitable trusts, including The Jamie Watton Fund, The Pebble Trust, Chalk Cliff Trust and The Rampion Fund – the community benefit fund set up by Rampion Offshore Wind Ltd to support projects with strong links to ecology and environmental sustainability.  

Rated BREAAM Excellent, demonstrating its commitment to environmental sustainability, The Dance Space will feature photovoltaic plates, low water use fixtures and fittings and high levels of energy efficiency and CO2 emission savings. The building will also be furnished using recycled and upcycled products and equipment wherever possible and will operate a no single-use plastic policy.

Cath James, Artistic Director at South East Dance, said: “Our vision for a green and sustainable home for dance and dance artists that is accessible to everyone has been more than a decade in the making so we are over the moon to have reached this new milestone.

“At South East Dance we know that dance makes life better – bringing people together, and helping us to be healthier and feel better about ourselves. This investment brings us closer to bringing dance to the heart of Brighton & Hove - we’ve got the bricks and mortar, now we need the equipment - we’re so close but we still need help to get us over the line!”

To date we have raised 98% of the total £6.6 million needed to create The Dance Space to the highest possible specifications.

To find out more about how you can support us us contact our Development team on 01273 696 844 or email development@southeastdance.org.uk

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A green building for a green city: £95,000 boost for The Dance Space