Suffolk, UK (June 1, 2017)—UK-based studio design consultancy White Mark handled the acoustic design and technical specification for a new recording studio and live room at Nottingham University.
The university’s Estates Department provided project management for the facilities, which are in a space formerly occupied by three offices. The studio is now the focal point for the University’s recently launched Music and Music Technology degree program, which was established as a direct response to the rise in the number of students taking A-Level Music Technology.
The studio is situated next to the University’s 200-seat Djanogly Recital Hall, which was opened in 1994 and subsequently listed as one of the UK’s top 10 venues for chamber music (according to Classical Music magazine). Tie lines between the two facilities mean that performances in the hall can now be recorded to a professional standard.
Simon Paterson, assistant professor and director of music technology for the University’s Department of Music, says: “I chose White Mark because I was aware of their reputation for high quality studio design, plus when you get to meet them, they are great people to deal with. They have been exemplary from start to finish and have spent a great deal of time on this project, from design stages through to their final seal of approval. They have always responded quickly to technical questions or issues raised by the builders, which was very helpful in terms of keeping the project moving in the right direction.”