Scheme carried out by Birmingham firm Austin Newport

Birmingham firm Austin Newport has completed work on new music rooms at Oxford university’s New College.

Designed by John McAslan + Partners, the scheme includes double height rehearsal spaces on the ground floor with the upper floors given over to two studios to rehearse chamber music.

Materials used on the three-storey complex include Portland stone cladding and oak acoustic wall lining. It is linked to an existing building in the city’s conservation area with a glazed entrance and circulation space.

Austin Newport was also the QS on the job with other consultants including services engineer Hoare Lea and acoustic specialist Sandy Brown Associates.

All pictures by Hufton + Crow