Designed by Lewandowski Architects, the 16-week project will see LST upgrade the 200 sq m space with a new stage area featuring bi-folding doors, acoustic panelling, and fixed seating for a 160 audience. An existing audio-visual system will be replaced with a video wall, new speakers and stage lighting all controlled by a new and specialist audio-visual control desk at the rear of the hall.
LST will also deliver mechanical and electrical services and install new oak-engineered timber flooring, electric blinds to new aluminium windows and doors, and new storage cupboards for instruments.
Jimmy Marsh, Senior Quantity Surveyor at LST, said: “This project will result in the full refurbishment of the music hall bringing new facilities to the space. We will be removing the existing stage and organ as part of the works and excavating to allow for the new timber floor.
“We are working to a tight construction programme and in a live school environment, so will be co-ordinating and managing a number of trades to ensure the refurbishment is delivered on time.
“The site will be fully segregated but we will be sharing access to the main school with students and staff, so our site operatives will be continuously monitoring movements to ensure the highest levels of health and safety.”