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  • © Dirk Lindner
  • © Dirk Lindner
  • © Dirk Lindner
  • © Dirk Lindner
  • © Dirk Lindner

...a sensitive new music facility in a historic setting

Wells Cathedral School

 

Project summary

 

The new Cedars Hall at Wells Cathedral School, designed by Eric Parry Architects, provides a state-of-the-art recital hall and interconnected, flexible spaces for teaching, rehearsing, performing and recording to a school famed for its musical prowess. The stage, seating and acoustic wall panels within the hall can be adapted for various layouts with differing acoustic qualities suitable for a range of music styles and audience configurations. Exposed structural beams in the roof will further enhance the acoustic performance of the space.

 

Charcoalblue provided guidance on the planning of the recital space, including alternative seating configurations, staging platform options and the design of stagelighting and audiovisual systems. In addition, we worked on stage engineering for equipment suspension in the space, work at height considerations, backstage planning, get-in and technical access, structural, mechanical and electrical implications as well as provided technical equipment costs.