St Gregory’s Music Centre

Short-listed for the RICS South East Awards in both the "Building Conservation" and "Tourism & Leisure"

St Gregory’s Music Centre

This beautiful, 19th century building was transformed to create an international centre for music education and performance.

Our works comprised the upgrading of the church interior, bespoke secondary glazing, leadwork replacement and cleaning, repairs to stained glass windows, M&E works including house and stage lighting along with other associated external works.

The site is in the University’s grounds, which were operational throughout, but also lies within a residential area. This created the necessity for strictly timetabled deliveries and communication with all subcontractors and suppliers to ensure adherence.

The upgrade of the Grade II listed Gilbert Scott church, has created a public performance and rehearsal space with a 150 seat auditorium designed to enhance the experience of both the audience and the musician so has been able to attract high quality performers to the region.

World class acts such as Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the Maggini Quartet and John Harle provide opportunities for Christ Church’s students to gain a unique insight into professional artistic practice. These international artists and regular performances by the talented students of Canterbury Christ Church University make up the calendar of around 100 concerts a year including lunchtime concerts, evening performances and special events open to the public.

Client:
Canterbury Christ Church University
Architect:
Hazel McCormarck Young
Folkestone HEART
Maxwell Davies Building

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