Rambert Dance Company has announced plans for its new £16.5 million headquarters on Upper Ground.
Rambert is currently based in Chiswick but the South Bank location will provide the chance for Rambert's artistic director Mark Baldwin to can fulfil his ambition to make Rambert one of the world's most versatile, accessible and exciting dance companies.
"As Britain's only large-scale touring contemporary dance company, Rambert performs on some of the largest stages this country has" says Mark Baldwin. "The size of our studios, however, severely restricts the scale of productions that we can create, essentially stifling our artistic aspirations.
"In addition to fulfilling our artistic needs, the new premises would also provide the public with greater access to the Company, our education activities and our archive. We have in this proposal the opportunity to turn Rambert into a national resource centre."
Rambert hopes to raise £11. 5 million to finance the new building from a combination of private and public sources. The opening is planned for 2008.