St Cecilia's Hall

Muirhead plays an instrumental part in the refurb of St Cecilia's Hall

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town, St Cecilia’s Hall is Scotland’s oldest purpose-built concert hall and home to the most important historic musical instrument collections anywhere in the world.  

Whilst operating as a free, publicly accessible museum, it’s also a vital part of the University of Edinburgh as a facility for learning, cultural exchange and research.

Built in 1670 by architect Robert Mylne the category A-listed building has seen many changes over the years. In its most recent refurbishment, completed in 2017, the University of Edinburgh’s desire to improve awareness and function of St Cecilia’s Hall as an appropriate home for their world-class collection of musical instruments led them to contacting Page Park Architects to help them realise their vision.

Page Park Architects, based in Glasgow, were eager to use reliable local suppliers for the renovation and turned to Muirhead to help.

With a vast and varied stock product offering with over 140 different colour and texture combinations, that conforms to BS 5852:2006 clause 11, ignition source 5 when tested with suitable combinations, Muirhead was the obvious choice.

Vibrant and eye catching, our Cairngorm Raspberry product features on the respite bench seating in the reception area and adorns the bespoke wall panelling in the Laigh Hall and Binks Gallery injecting a contrasting colour against its backdrop.

Photography: Jim Stephenson 

Architect: Page/Park 

Product: CG012 Cairngorm Raspberry