King’s Bruton School, Somerset
Civic Engineers has been appointed by King’s Bruton School in association with Levitt Bernstein architects as part of the design team for a new music school.
The design brief is to create a new building for all of the school’s musical facilities, including teaching and rehearsal space, a recital hall and a fully equipped music technology suite with the key requirements of:
- An immediately impressive structure
- The revitalisation of the heart of the oldest part of the school
- Appropriate integration with the historic buildings and green spaces that surround it including the Grade II listed Headmaster’s Tower and boundary retaining wall to the River
The new music school will be located to the north of the school campus and will be a single and double storey building to replace the existing squash court building. The architectural intent for the new building is to incorporate an entrance ‘tower’ that responds to the existing grade II listed Headmasters’ Tower that bounds the development site.