Case Studies

Headington School, Oxford

The works comprise the construction of a new two storey music building at Headington School, Oxford.

The building is generally a load bearing masonry construction built off a piled foundation/ ground beam arrangement with an in situ reinforced concrete ground slab. Upper floors are a combination of in situ and precast concrete with precast concrete stairs. Roof construction is a combination of roof trusses, ‘cut’ timber and steelwork with a zinc coated aluminium roof covering. External walls are brick/ concrete block cavity wall constructions with some additional block acoustic skins. Windows, curtain walling and external doors are generally double glazed power coated aluminium. Internal walls are concrete block. Internal doors are doorsets with timber painted doors and hardwood frames with internal joinery generally hardwood.
 
The building was constructed to incorporate both individual practise/teaching rooms, together with large performance rooms and a recording studio.
 
Externally the landscaping design incorporated a raised mound outside of the paved area, to be utilised for seating during exterior performances.

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