Chung Music School, Stowe School

Stowe, Buckingham

The first of five exceptional projects delivered for Stowe School – a co-educational, full boarding School catering for approximately 770 pupils aged 13 to 18

The school’s existing music facilities were in need of modernisation and consolidation into one central location in the heart of the school’s academic area. After demonstrating our vast experience and understanding of working at independent schools, and presenting an intelligent, yet sensitive programme of works, Stepnell were awarded the contract to build a new state of the art Music School.

Constructed in just sixty weeks, the new Music School’s facilities include a 250-seater recital hall providing a venue for symphonic concerts, chamber music, jazz and pop; a Sony recording studio; a library housing one of the largest collections of musical scores of any school in the UK; a fully equipped rock band room; twenty-four practice rooms, each with a Steinway piano and recording facilities; two classrooms, a piano room and a soundproofed percussion room.

  • Client:

    Stowe School Ltd

  • Architect:

    Nick Cox Associates

  • Programme:

    60 weeks

Following the successful delivery of this project, Stepnell have been awarded four other projects for the school which have included a Science Block and student accommodation schemes.


“We are delighted with the new Chung Music School. The quality is absolutely outstanding and we would like to thank the Stepnell team for achieving this for us.”

John Morris, Head of Estate Management, Stowe School


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