08 July 2019
The funders for the new Wong Avery Song School in Cambridge have paid a visit to the site from their home in America.
Barnes started construction work in the Spring on a new practice and performance space for Trinity Hall in Cambridge.
Trinity Hall is the fifth oldest college in the University of Cambridge and today it supports 650 students, 60 Fellows and 130 non-academic staff.
Alumni include Professor Stephen Hawking, Andrew Marr and the author, J B Priestley.
The Wong Avery Gallery will enhance the college’s offering to students and staff who are studying or participating in music. It will provide a 77 square metres stone-built rehearsal and recital space at the centre of Avery Court on the college’s central Cambridge site.
Designed by Níall McLaughlin Architects, the gallery, which will be completed in early Summer 2020, is named after the late US Philanthropist, Dennis Avery, a Trinity Hall alumnus, whose family including his wife, Sally Tsui Wong-Avery visited the site in July.
Photography Phil Mynott.