National Centre for Early Music, York

This Grade I listed medieval church, with a Victorian roof, had stood empty for many years. York Early Music Foundation realised that it would be a perfect place for performing and recording early music. The building was restored and the roof strengthened to carry the increase in weight of the roof coverings, to improve acoustic isolation. A new single-storey steel framed extension contains a green room for the performers, and office space.

Completed 1999.

Early Music Foundation, York

van Heyningen & Haward



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