University of St Andrews Music Centre Starts on Site

The scheme was also featured in the Architects’ Journal

8th Aug 2018

The Laidlaw Music Centre, Flanagan Lawrence’s project for the University of St Andrews, has started on site. Following from the design competition in 2016, this significant step was marked with a ground-breaking ceremony.

Speaking at the event, the university’s Director of Music, Michael Downes, said: ‘The Laidlaw Music Centre will allow us to share our music facilities and expertise with our local community, as well as providing a much better place for our talented students to learn and develop. It will also complement the town’s arts facilities, including the Byre Theatre.’

The project milestone was also reported in the Architects’ Journal. Creative Director Jason Flanagan explained the project: ‘St Andrews is Scotland’s first university, with a long tradition of academic excellence. Our aspiration for the music centre is to create a suite of spaces, which will each be acoustically excellent for their purpose to create a focal point for the community’s musical activities.

‘The quality of the acoustic in these spaces will allow the musical excellence of rehearsals and performances to flourish for students, teachers, performers and audiences alike.’

The project is due to complete in 2019. The Architects’ Journal article can be found here.

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