Music Practice Rooms

New College is one of the largest colleges within the University of Oxford and the Music Practice Rooms (MPR) is considered to be an architectural jewel. The building is a contemporary insertion within a conservation area. An infill along the street scape, this constrained site presented challenges on every front: archaeology, service diversions, complex ground conditions, existing building interfaces, boundary conditions and limited access.

Working in close collaboration with John McAslan and Partners Architects and the wider design and client team, the building is formed over three floors with a part basement, and all levels linking directly into the adjoining existing Saville House.

This acoustically sensitive design is being procured using Construction Management requiring detailed consideration of interfaces between each of the packages to ensure a seamless delivery on site.

Client: University of Oxford
Location: Oxford
Value: £3.5m