Case Study: University of West London – Basement Studios

Project: Creation of several studios

Location: London, United Kingdom

Area: 682,0 sqm

Project Year: 2016

Contractor: E G Silverthern



Recording studio facilities were created for the London School of Music at the University of West London, comprising of a Live Room with connected Control Room, Drum and Piano Booth, and a Post-Production Studio.

VA worked closely with the school academics, technicians and principle contractor Willmott Dixon to create studios that reflect the latest ideas and industry practices so students gain real world, applicable experience.

Working alongside Academia, the studio equipment is based around the Audient desk selected for its intuitive learning, enabling students to quickly learn audio signal path and processing towards recording and mixing of music and sound.

The studios formed part of a much larger project being delivered by Willmott Dixon. Due to incredibly tight time restraints, a 10 week construction programme was compressed to 6 weeks to meet Willmotts objectives.

The studios were handed over to Willmott Dixon ahead of the deadline, complete, tested and snag free. The studios proved to be a huge success.

“The Veale Associates team took a proactive and practical approach to our projects, which was of great value within a fast-paced and evolving project programme. The delivery of the VA team across their projects has been highly regarded for excellent quality, relevance and applicability. Their broad skill-base and sector awareness has enabled us to provide an accurate reflection of industry standards within our teaching facilities, further promoting the quality of vocational training that is essential to our USP.”

Claire Pickersgill MRICS MSc BSc (Hons), Head of Capital Projects, University of West London