• Wells Cathedral School, Wells
  • Wells Cathedral School, Wells
  • Wells Cathedral School, Wells

Wells Cathedral School

Cedars Hall is an award-winning new music facility for teaching, learning, performance and recording of music. The building contains a technically-excellent recital hall and inter-connected flexible spaces. The recital hall can accommodate an audience of over 400 and is recessed into the surrounding garden, which is visible from the hall through large windows.

Natural light fills the space during the day and the building becomes a lantern in the landscape during the evenings. The stage, seating and acoustic wall panels within the hall can be adapted for various layouts with differing acoustic qualities suitable for a range of music styles and audience configurations.


“Cedars Hall is a bold and modern new building that visually enhances the ‘picture postcard’ Wells Conservation Area. Rather than follow traditional architectural form, Cedars Hall looks ahead in its design, materials and concept. It poses a striking image alongside the Cathedral and the main school building, but crucially, does not overshadow or detract from either.”
Wells Civic Society



  • Project name: Wells Cathedral School
  • Client: Wells Cathedral School
  • Location: Wells
  • Services: Architecture, Interior Design
  • Completion Date: 2016


  • Civic Trust Awards - Regional Winner (2018)
  • RIBA National Award - Winner (2017)
  • Civic Voice Design Award - Winner - Special Conservation Area Award (2017)
  • RIBA Awards South West Building of the Year - Winner (2017)
  • RIBA South West Award - Winner (2017)