The elliptical form of Shrewsbury School's auditorium and music school is well integrated into the school's mature parkland grounds. Designed by Pringle Richards Sharratt.
Boarding houses and teaching buildings surround playing fields. The new Music School is sensitively sited on an embankment between the upper and lower commons of the grounds, establishing the music department's presence at the centre of the school's life, whilst providing good access from the road for public performances.
The design attempts to reconcile the conflicting demands of a three-storey high auditorium, of sufficient volume to provide a good reverberation time, with the surrounding small-scale practice and teaching rooms, within one building.