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St Dunstan’s College – New Music & Performing Arts Facilities

  • Client: St Dunstan's College
  • Value: £880,000
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Education
  • Services: Architecture & Design, Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Structural & Civil Engineering, Mechanical & Electrical Design

Overview 
We undertook refurbishment and remodelling of an old science block to create a state-of-the-art music and performing arts block for this prestigious London independent school.

The Brief 
We were tasked with converting an old science block into a vibrant, contemporary, acoustically-sound music and performing arts block. In response, our architectural team presented the client with a design that reflected their vision and brought it into fruition through seamless contract administration, engineering and project management.

The project involved creating 9 new music practice rooms, 2 music classrooms and a recital room for performances. Structural works were then undertaken to create new rooms within a new layout. Then the electrical supply was reconfigured. As acoustics were a critical aspect of the project, we installed robust partitioning to allow the practice and recital rooms to function to a high standard.

Through effective communication and coordination with the client and sub-contractors, and following strict timelines, the team were able to deliver the project within 3 months.

Outcome
The new music and performing arts block greatly enhances the school’s music and performance teaching capabilities. The client was extremely happy with the overall outcome of the works.

Client Testimonials

“We first engaged with Barker in 2019 and it quickly became obvious that like us, they were ambitious and passionate about providing class leading facilities. From the word `go’ Barker were professional, proactive, and displayed their expertise. They fully engaged the College and provided invaluable advice throughout the process.

We are extremely pleased with the new Music and Performing Arts Block. The children and teachers love it. We would not hesitate to recommend Barker to anyone looking for project management, consultancy or surveying services. We will certainly continue working with them.”

St Dunstan's College

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