Truro School plans to build a new music and performance centre to accommodate an “exemplary array of high-quality facilities for their students and the wider community”. 

The independent co-educational school, based at Trennick Lane overlooking the city, currently has a music centre located in Epworth House, and one of the biggest and busiest music departments in the South West.  

However, the school says the building is not fit for purpose and does not achieve the standards that Truro School would like to provide. 

It proposes to create a new building to house the music department, and refurbish the existing adjacent assembly hall to provide an improved performance venue to meet the school’s needs. 

The new centre would host a range of concerts, individual instrumental or vocal lessons, student events and teaching classrooms.  

According to a planning report, the proposed facility would not only serve pupils at the school, but would also support the work of the Cornwall Music Services Trust, which the school hosts; Truro Cathedral choristers, who are educated at the school; and offer “widening access to music making and musical experiences for the community beyond the school”. 

For more details, visit Cornwall Council’s planning portal and search for application PA23/10143.