Draper’s Hall, Coventry

Brief Description
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.

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Project Details
Location: Coventry
Client: The Historic Coventry Trust
Dates: 2018—2021

Professional Services
Martin Thomas Associates were appointed to undertake all the Mechanical and Electrical Consultancy Work.

Services Included
Complete strip out of existing services
Heating systems
Hot and cold water services
Natural gas
Above ground drainage
Power distribution
Internal lighting
Lighting controls
Emergency lighting
Small Power
Fire alarm and detection
Intruder alarm
Data and communication systems
Access control

More information can be found here at the Historic Coventry website