Show must go on as performing arts school signs up for LCP unit12/08/2021
An established performing arts teacher in Plymouth is looking forward to the curtain opening after moving to new, larger premises.
Devon Theatre Arts has agreed a six-year lease for unit 1, 69 Upland Drive, Derriford, with landlord LCP Management Ltd, part of the LCP group of managed companies. The parade is now fully let.
Louise Sharplin, an experienced teacher who is opening the new school, said she was excited to officially re-open next month after completely refurbishing the 896 sq ft studio.
“Moving to Upland Drive meant having to start again as I had to invest in mirrors, floor and other equipment associated with dance classes, but I’m glad to do it as I’m now in a better building and location than where I was before,” she said.
“I love the space and so do my students and we are excited for our future here. We officially re-open in September and will be offering classes for all ages in all aspects of theatrical dance.”
George Watson, LCP asset manager, said: “We’re pleased to welcome Louise to this popular neighbourhood centre and it’s great to see the final unit available there has now been signed up.”
Upland Drive parade comprises eight retail units with rear servicing. Occupiers include a convenience store, carpet retailer, beauty salon, hairdresser and take-away.
Conveniently located, it is just off the A386 Tavistock Road, about one mile north of the A38 Devon Expressway.