Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Summary of Project:

The renovation of some key areas of one of the top specialist institutions in the UK was required. The Guildhall School of Music and Drama is one of the world’s leading conservatoires and drama schools with a student population of around 900 in Music, Acting, and Technical Theatre. The reputation of the teaching and the research in this prestigious institution is unrivalled with graduates consistently going on to have great success at top levels in the profession’s they’ve chosen.

The works comprised of the renewal, adaption, and/or extension of the lighting, emergency lighting and general power installations to several key areas. The lighting and power had served various areas on the Lower Ground Floor, Second Floor, and Recital Theatre but required extensive renovation work. All existing luminaires and emergency luminaires were replaced as well additional emergency luminaires where coverage was insufficient. The existing lighting and emergency lighting circuitry was rewired back to the local distribution board and existing central battery system respectively. The replacement of all small power accessories was needed with small power circuitry rewired back to local distribution boards. Finally, the installation of new 2 compartment dado trunking to facilitate the small power and telephone/data installation was required. All work was required to be completed whilst the rest of the facilities remained in full use.



Site Address:  Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DT

Programme:  9 Weeks

Client:  GSMD, The Barbican Centre

Principal Contractor:  Powerbase Building Services Ltd

Consultant:  Beveridge Associates Partnership Ltd

Architect: SW Bruce & CO. Ltd

Project Value: £150,000