We acted as Architect and CDMC for a project to restore the Concert Hall to its original architectural delight. The Concert Hall opened in 1901 and has since been used constantly for teaching, rehearsal and performance of classical music.
The client’s brief called for the restoration of the entire Hall, including the provision of acoustic isolation and the improvement of the Hall as an important and inspiring 21st century facility for college use as well as external hire.
We were able to take this opportunity to completely remove and replace the tired air conditioning, heating and audio systems and replace them with state of the art equipment. In order to achieve this transformation, the vaulted plaster ceiling had to be carefully removed and new panels especially fabricated to perfectly match the originals.
The works encompassed the addition of specialist high tech equipment for sound and communication systems including music and video recording. The insertions are discreet and elegant and are kept in harmony with the original architecture of the hall.
We have aided clients to rescue, protect and restore important historic buildings, including Grade 1 and 2 listed building stock.
Our professional teams work diligently to develop designs that enhance and complement existing buildings, giving new life to historic and at risk buildings.