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Reigate Grammar School, Surrey

Mecserve assisted with the design of Reigate Grammar’s new music school (consisting of a recital hall, classrooms and practice rooms).

The recital hall allowed for a 100-seated audience (for any given performance) and was also used for orchestra/choir rehearsals.

The hall was entirely naturally ventilated with automatic opening vents plus external sunshades to reduce heat gain. The lighting to the hall could be controlled to give a variety of effects, with uplighters and spotlights on tracks, depending on the concert. 

A separate percussion room was built adjacent to the hall and was mechanically ventilated to minimise the noise breakout.

The school used the facility for all its major concerts and as a recording studio for its pupils. Finally, the control room for recording equipment and the music technology room were comfort cooled.

Contract Value: Approx. £1.6m

Client: Reigate Grammar School

Architect: Barnsley Hewett & Mallinson

Quantity Surveyor: C M Parker Browne

Structural Engineer: Thomason Partnership

Services provided by Mecserve: Building services engineering, sustainability benchmarking and an overseeing role for the client

Project Imagery: © Barnsley Hewett & Mallinson