We decided that the main concert and rehearsal space would be this beautiful barrel-vaulted room, rather than a pitched roof, which gives the building its own identity in amongst the surrounding Grade II listed buildings – it neatly marries the traditional with the contemporary and future requirements of the college. Light was important, so we designed to allow natural light in abundance here. But the main thing is the versatility of the music rooms – from the recital hall to the teaching rooms, which can adapt acoustically so that everything sounds great.
Go to Build
“We’ve been so impressed with Jefferson Sheard, it was really a no-brainer. They spent so much time, asked so many questions, so we got exactly the building we wanted.”
David Elstone, Headteacher, Hymers College