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