Draper’s Hall, Coventry
Drapers’ Hall is one of the few remaining historically important buildings in Coventry and is Grade II* listed in recognition. It was used by the Worshipful Company of Drapers until the 1950s. The building was rescued by Coventry City Council and, in 2018, with the help of the Historic Coventry Trust and Prince’s Foundation Trust, a plan was put in place for its refurbishment, with the aim of producing a performance and music education flagship in conjunction with the City’s cultural ambitions for 2021.
The building was in very poor condition (as can be seen below) having been empty for many years. Our involvement began with a feasibility study to look at various options and progressed to the full design of M&E Services. This included gas heating to a combined underfloor and radiator system, lighting to reflect the historic nature of the building but also to be functional for new use, access control and room booking systems to allow Coventry Music to use the space efficiently.
Client: The Historic Coventry Trust
Martin Thomas Associates were appointed to undertake all the Mechanical and Electrical Consultancy Work.
Complete strip out of existing services
Hot and cold water services
Above ground drainage
Fire alarm and detection
Data and communication systems
More information can be found here at the Historic Coventry website