chetham’s school of music

client: Chetham's School of Music

Chetham’s School of Music is the largest and premier Music School in the UK and is unique to the region as the only Music School based in the North of England. Our brief was to create a unique contemporary new building for the musical and academic teaching facilities, providing a state-of-the-art environment which will be a fitting platform for the students.  The new building will comprise a 350 seat Concert Hall, a 100 seat Recital Hall, a full academic school and a plethora of music teaching and practice spaces.  The building itself will, alongside ongoing regeneration in Central Manchester, provide an iconic opportunity for the educational and cultural standing of Manchester to consolidate its position on the international scene.

team

Architect
stephenson STUDIO

Client
Chetham’s School of Music

Sturctural Engineer
Price and Myers

Quantity Surveyor
Arcadis AYH

Main Contractor
Not yet appointed

Project Manager
Drivers Jonas

awards

2007 – MSA Design Awards
Commendation – Unbuilt Community

2009 – World Architecture Festival
Future Projects – Shortlisted

2010 – Roses Design Awards
Future Buildings – Silver Award

2013 – Civic Trust Awards
Winner – National Award

2013 – MSA Design Awards
Winner – Building of the year award

2013 -MSA Design Awards
Winner – Community Building

2013 -MSA Design Awards
Winner – Wienerberger Design Award

2013 -MSA Design Awards
Runner up of the Public Vote

2013 -RIBA National Award

2013 -RIBA North West Building of the year

2013 -RIBA Award North West

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