King Charles Court

John McAslan + Partners, London, 2001


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The west facade of Trinity Court. 

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  • The west facade of Trinity Court.    
  • Part of the Jerwood Library. Desktop screen heights may be reduced for greater openness    
  • The practice rooms, their newness emphasised by their separation from the existing structure.     
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Section    
  • The new sound-protected  practice rooms under construction    
  • Model with spaces colour coded    

Refurbishment of King Charles Court, the new home for Trinity College of Music to include practice, teaching, rehearsal and recording spaces

King Charles Court, part of the palace originally built by Wren for Charles II was, until recently, used by the Royal Navy College.

The original structure, which is very functional has been reinstated, with suspended or solid floors, plain white-plastered walls and simple stone stairs.

There has been much timber repair, though painted timber panelling has been left to move, with cracks unfilled. The separation and newness of the practice rooms, which are heavily soundproofed boxes set back from the existing structure, are emphasised by the use of bright red. Other colour highlights are blue, used at new major services areas, and yellow, in admin areas.


  • Completed: Sep 2001
  • Floor area: 7,500m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £7.8M
  • Funding: Government, National Lottery and Jerwood Foundation
  • Address: Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF, United Kingdom

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