King's College School, Surrey

King's College Music School, Wimbledon, Surre

The new music school for King’s College School is part of the fifth phase of the school’s development masterplan.

The project includes a state-of-the-art music school, porters lodge and caretakers residence. Over arching objectives of the building services and environmental design include maximising daylight availability and thus minimising the dependency on artificial lighting.

This is supported further by intelligent control and switching, incorporating natural ventilation into the overall ventilation strategy as well as reducing the need for active heating and cooling.

Due to the acoustic requirements for this project the majority of the rooms are a ‘box-in-box’ construction. In order to maintain the rooms integrity all services run from the corridors and back out again, so there is no penetration between rooms.

This will permit the practice of music without negatively affecting other parts of the school, campus or the neighbourhood.

A BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’ is targeted for the school which poses challenges particularly in relation to energy consumption. To address these, passive systems as well as low and zero carbon technologies will be integrated into the design, resulting in a energy and cost savings to the client.


Surrey, UK


New build


2200 m 2

Our Role

MEP Consultant, Environmental Consultant, Specialist Lighting Design


Acoustic separation


BREEAM 'Very Good'


King's College School


Hopkins Architect

Project Manager

Client Managed

Cost Consultant