• Architecture
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  • Education

Queen Elizabeth Music School, King's Bruton, Somerset


The new music school, Queen Elizabeth Music School, at King’s Bruton, sits on the site of a former open air swimming pool amongst a collection of listed buildings dating from the 16th century. Facilities include a recital hall, peripatetic rooms, practice rooms, music classrooms, and a recording studio.

A carefully crafted 'box of tricks', the design has been driven by the constrained but inspiring site and an ambitious client brief. Situated within a rich landscape of historic structures, the setting demanded an architecturally sympathetic response, whilst delivering the complex technical and acoustic requirements of a music school.

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Project Details:

Providing a new music department amidst a collection of historic school buildings.

Client: King's School, Bruton

Construction Value: £2.45m

Completion: 2018

Location: Somerset


  • Education Estates Awards 2019, Architectural Project of the Year (Schools): Shortlisted

Image: Phil Boorman