There are many important factors to be considered when designing music accommodation for secondary schools – such as the location of the department, room adjacencies, the layout of individual spaces, and above all the acoustic environment. In this book these issues are explained and illustrated in a way which is understandable to both technical and nontechnical audiences. Five informative and in-depth case studies demonstrate a range of types of music departments with different teaching and learning approaches. Design solutions are explained, plans illustrate the layout of the department and acoustic test results are given. This new guide (which replaces Building Bulletin 86) will help all those involved in procuring and delivering secondary school music spaces.