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UK: University to convert former synagogue into music center

former synagogue, Nottingham. Google street view


Nottingham Trent University plans to convert a former synagogue building into a music center and venue for graduation ceremonies.

According to the Notts TV web site, the university — which purchased the Grade II listed building from the Nottingham Hebrew Congregation in January — submitted plans for the conversion in June.

It said the university

plans to demolish the rear extension built in 1976, to replace it with a modern extension – creating a Music Centre and dining facility.

The Music Centre will provide dance and music studios with practice rooms.

The university also plans to build a new stained glass window at the front of the building, featuring the university’s crest.


The neoclassical building, designed by Thomas Stimpson, was originally built in 1854 as a Wesleyan chapel; a century later, in 1954, it was converted into a synagogue for the Nottingham Hebrew Congregation.

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