US Music Centre Renovation Planned

6 October 2010 (Last Updated October 6th, 2010 18:30)

The Macalester College in Minnesota, US, has unveiled plans for the expansion and renovation of its music building and facilities department. The $39.8m project was designed by HGA Architects while US-based McGough Construction is the main contractor. The development will br

The Macalester College in Minnesota, US, has unveiled plans for the expansion and renovation of its music building and facilities department.

The $39.8m project was designed by HGA Architects while US-based McGough Construction is the main contractor.

The development will break ground in January next year.

The 18-month project is the first phase of the planned renovation of the school's Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, which includes four wings.

The first phase also includes renovation of the 350-seat concert hall, two new rehearsal studios, a new art gallery, art-history classrooms and offices, a lobby and a $6m renovation of the physical-plant department.

The college has raised $16.5m for the first phase and intends to raise $7.5m in private contributions, while the remaining $15.8m will be funded by the college.

The completed scheme is scheduled to reopen in 2012, while plans for the second phase of the project were not revealed, according to startribune.com.