The premises, opposite The Royal Albert Hall, will benefit from new performance spaces, recording facilities and practice rooms


London’s Royal College of Music has been granted planning permission to develop its premises at South Kensington, including two new performance spaces, recording facilities and practice rooms.

Designed by architect John Simpson, the improvements – primarily to the open courtyard space at the heart of the campus – will also provide greater opportunities for the public to engage with the RCM. Part of 'More Music: Reimagining the Royal College of Music', the multi-million pound project will be funded through private donations and public investment.

‘The Royal College of Music’s performance at the top of league tables is a tribute to our world-class professors and talented students,’ said RCM director Colin Lawson. ‘Our vision is to support the great musicians of the future by providing the very best learning environment whilst also opening up the conservatoire to the general public so that they can connect with our high-quality music-making as never before.’


Images: John Simpson

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