We are thrilled to have been appointed to design a new music school for King’s Bruton in Somerset to mark its 500th anniversary in 2019.
Under these proposals, a disused corner of the school site, directly adjacent to the River Brue, will be transformed to create a new building for all of the school’s musical facilities, including teaching and rehearsal space, a recital hall and fully equipped music technology suite.
Sat in the heart of the 16th century estate and within the Bruton Conservation Area, the design is inspired by, and carefully responds to, this sensitive context. The site is enclosed on three sides by listed stone walls with the new building stepped back from these boundaries to respect their historical significance. A riverside walkway will be created to provide a dialogue between the old and new structures.
View one of our sketches for the school here.