Refurbishment of the Department of Music at King’s College London hits the right note

King’s College London’s Department of Music, situated within the University’s historic Grade I Listed Strand Campus, now offers students an enhanced learning experience, following an extensive refurbishment of around 40 teaching and music practice rooms, project and cost managed by Artelia.

The refurbishment has improved the separation between practice rooms, group ensemble and orchestral practice spaces, with the main aim being to allow for adjacent practice rooms, or those in close proximity, to be used simultaneously without significant disturbance. A new recording studio has been created, along with more practice and teaching rooms. Spaces have been redecorated and new furniture installed in offices and seminar rooms. The practice rooms have improved acoustics, and the larger seminar rooms have had new AV and IT equipment installed. There are also additional WiFi areas. Storage areas have been created for manuscripts and instruments. LED lighting has been installed throughout, providing better lighting levels and reducing energy consumption and maintenance.

External works to windows, roof and elements of the listed facade are ongoing until March 2018.