• Brighton College of Music
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  • Visualisation of Recital Hall exterior (image credit: Eric Parry Architects)
  • Brighton College Music School © Daniel Shearing
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  • Brighton College Music School © Daniel Shearing
  • Brighton College Music School © Daniel Shearing
  • Brighton College Music School © Daniel Shearing
  • Brighton College Music School © Daniel Shearing

...sensitive integration of 21st century architecture into a listed 19th century school







Brighton College

 

Project summary

 

The Music School, located at the very heart of the college campus, has been designed by Eric Parry Architects and was procured from main contractor R. Durtnall & Sons on a Traditional Contract. The site for the Music School was cleared over the summer of 2012 and the building was opened in November 2015.

 

The Music School building boasts the dramatic doubleheight Sarah Abaraham Recital Hall for an audience of up to 195, providing a much needed space for rehearsal and performance; a series of music practice and teaching rooms; a seminar room with space for 24 pupils; a music library; a recording control room with facilities which will enable the college to offer Music Technology at A level; a percussion and rock room and associated administrative, technical and storage spaces.

 

Charcoalblue worked closely with Eric Parry Architects to develop the design of the recital hall, as well as designing the specialist stagelighting, audiovisual and equipment rigging systems throughout the building.