Middleton Hall Refurbishment

Houlton are pleased to be back at The University of Hull Cottingham Road Campus to carry out a major refurbishment of Middleton Hall. This £5m project started early November 2015 and will be completed Summer 2016.

We are glad to be working again with the University Team and local architect Westray Keith Phelps Ltd on this important University building which stands prominent at the main entrance to the Campus.

Middleton Hall, originally completed in 1967, was designed by Sir Leslie Martin in a ‘modernist' style. The design drew many admirers for its clever utilisation of natural light, simple yet sturdy brick massing and careful attention to detail. Consequently the building was recently listed which influenced the final approved design.

The project comprises the construction of a new entrance foyer and side café together with the complete remodelling of the Auditorium to accommodate 400+ patrons, ancillary stores etc., a new Creative Area link to the adjacent Larkin Building at ground floor level and the construction of the final Rehearsal Room and Mixing room.

The first Phase of works was previously completed by Houlton in March 2015 when new recording studios including an Ambisonic Room, Rehearsal Room, Live Room and Control Room were created at the lower ground floor level and a plant room for this second Phase formed at ground floor level.

These facilities, and the wider development of Middleton Hall, will provide an attractive venue for music, theatre and screen productions, with modern facilities for students, staff, and visiting artists.

Professor Glenn Burgess, Deputy Vice-Chancellor said: “The new facilities provide an ideal environment for undergraduate learning and postgraduate research at the University of Hull.

“The refurbishment of Middleton Hall will also enable the University to become a key contributor to the creative and performance culture of the region and beyond as we move closer towards 2017’s City of Culture year.”

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