New building: latest images

The floor is down in the new concert-hall, and yesterday’s site visit really set the levels of anticipation running very high.  In the company of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Keith Mander and his assistant Marianne, the Director of Music and myself toured the construction site and saw the character of the hall really beginning to emerge.

Concert-hall floor from the rear balcony, looking towards the lighting-box

Pictured above is the flooring, covered temporarily to protect it whilst further work carries on. Light floods in from the recessed roof-light, as well as from the large windows to each side of the hall. The overall effect is of a light, airy space, enhanced by the lightness of the wooden panelling adorning the walls.

Concert-hall, from the rear balcony looking towards the large window on the western side
Panelling adorning the balcony wall

The foyer space, shown here from the balcony at the top of the stairs to the first floor, is taking shape nicely, and will offer a terrific, intimate space for chamber performances on its modular stage.

Foyer space from balcony, towards stairs to first floor, behind which is the social space; at the top of the stairs, entrance to large rehearsal room


Let there be light: the concert-hall roof

See a full gallery of all the images from yesterday, and throughout the project, by clicking the album below.


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