The new multi-million pound music rehearsal and recital hall at Wells Cathedral School was officially opened by Michael Eavis CBE in October 2016. Constructed over the past 18 months, the new music facility includes a 350-seat concert hall which will be used by pupils and local community groups.

Cedars Hall sits at the heart of the school campus and lies on the historically significant axis of Wells Cathedral’s Chapter House. The new hall maintains important views from the landmark wellingtonia tree to Wells Cathedral and views across the garden and grounds. The scheme also required an enabling works project that saw the completion of a new sports pavilion, maintenance facility and revised access arrangements in 2015.

Elizabeth Cairncross, Head at Wells Cathedral School said: “We are already enjoying using it and sharing it, and it is beginning to change the way we teach and learn.”

Working alongside Eric Parry Architects, LUC was the landscape architect from inception through to completion.