• Brighton College Music School, Brighton
  • Brighton College Music School, Brighton
  • Brighton College Music School, Brighton
Projects

Brighton College Music School

In 2010 Eric Parry Architects won an invited competition to design a new music school for Brighton College. The competition winning concept was for a simple pitched roof pavilion to give the school a face onto the Home Ground to the north of the main school buildings.

The building is contemporary in character, reflecting the school’s vision for the future, whilst the pitched roof reflects the gables of the original Victorian Gothic school buildings. The Sarah Abraham Recital Hall can seat an audience of up to 195. It provides a flexible teaching and performance space with a retractable seating system, integrated stage lighting and mechanically operated variable acoustic system in the wall linings. The solution restores dignity to George Gilbert Scott’s original school building and creates a wonderful new facility which makes the performing arts central to campus life.

Summary

  • Project name: Brighton College Music School
  • Client: Brighton College
  • Location: Brighton
  • Completion Date: 2016

Collaboration

  • Acoustic Consultant: Gillieron Scott Acoustic Design
  • Building Services Engineer: Skelly & Couch
  • Facade Engineer: Arup
  • Lighting Consultant: Arup
  • Photography: Hélène Binet
  • Theatre Consultant: Charcoalblue

Awards

  • Civic Trust Awards - Commended (2017)
  • RIBA South East Award - Winner (2017)
  • Sussex Heritage Trust Awards - Winner - Public and Community (2016)