Art & Drama Building, UoM

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Project Details


Full Architectural Service.

The relocation of the Departments of Music and Drama into new premises involved the complex renovation, repair and conversion of three early twentieth century buildings and the construction of a new concert hall. The accommodation provided by the new works includes:

  • The John Thaw Studio Theatre, with flexible seating for 150.
  • The 350 seat Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall.
  • Specialist audio-visual facilities, performance, workshop, music practice and rehearsal spaces.
  • A state of the art electro-acoustic music suite run jointly with the Royal Northern College of Music.
  • The raked Bragg Lecture Theatre with specialist projection facilities.
  • The Lenagan Library with specialist listening and viewing suites.
  • Lecturer’s offices and ancillary accommodation.
  • Demolition of redundant facilities allowed for the creation of a multi-level atrium foyer across which bridges link the two Departments and within which a new lift serves all floors.

£6.25 million