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The acoustician Hugh Creighton worked as consultant on wide range of projects within the UK, including for the Barbican Centre, London, as well as internationally.
About the collection
His papers mainly focus on his consultancy work for his projects and include calculations, reports and technical drawings by Creighton. The collection also includes a small quantity of publications by Creighton on the design of buildings and on sound insulation and noise, 1951-88.
Papers relating to projects undertaken by Creighton include: the Barbican Centre, London, 1961-84, which encompassed the Guildhall of Music and Drama and Royal Shakespeare Company rehearsal rooms; Baghdad Houses of Parliament, 1950-60; Bath Abbey, 1959-61; Beirut Auditorium, 1964-5; Birmingham School of Music, 1966-87; Bisham Abbey, 1971-7; the British Library, 1973-87; Buenos Aires Auditorium, 1969-73; Camberwell Council Chamber, 1950-66 and Library, 1960-6; Cambridge Music School, 1973-8; Chichester Festival Theatre, 1967; Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, 1957-63; Croydon Dairy, 1947-55; the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 1968-73; Derby Assembly Rooms, 1970-8; Durham Cathedral, 1966-76; Festival Hall, Nottingham, 1975-6; Gibraltar Cathedral, 1963-4; Glasgow Concert Hall, 1970-87; Grantham Church, 1947-63; Hoddesdon Civil Hall and Broxbourne Civic Hall, 1972-6; Hong Kong Concert Hall, 1956-63; Huddersfield Music School, 1962-7; Keele University Chapel and St John’s College Chapel, York, 1964-8; King’s College London quadrilateral redevelopment, 1965-72; Liverpool (Anglican) Cathedral, 1964; Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 1961-79; London Central Mosque, 1972-6; Oxford University science area, 1965-9; Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1960-80; Radley College Concert Hall, 1983-6; Reading Shire Hall and Carmel College, 1953-6; Ridyadh conference centre and hotel, Saudi Arabia, 1967-75, and national sports centre and mosque, Khasm Al-aan, Saudi Arabia, 1983; Royal Military Memorial Chapel, Sandhurst,1957-64; Royal Opera House and Rediffusion Headquarters, Malta, 1953-6; Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Glasgow, 1982-8; the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1967-72; Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, 1982-5; St Albans City Hall and Council Chamber, 1964-8; St Paul’s Cathedral, London, 1962; St Paul’s church centre, Bournemouth, 1983; Salisbury Cathedral, 1968-71; Sheffield Cathedral, 1957-61; Sixth Buddha Sasana Council Cave, Rangoon, Burma, 1953; Society of Friends, 1962-4; Stanmore Synagogue, 1960-4; Tesco headquarters, 1970-3; Winchester Assize Courts, Hampshire,1963-70; Yeovil Council offices, Somerset, 1984-8.