The Royal College of Music in London is to undergo a £25 million redevelopment, which will see the creation of two new performance spaces.
Starting in 2016, subject to planning permission, the plans will focus on the courtyard space at the heart of the college’s Prince Consort Road campus. As part of the redevelopment, two new performance spaces will be created, which will also be used for rehearsals, workshops and masterclasses.
In addition, RCM’s Museum of Music, which features manuscripts and instruments, will have a permanent home created for it.
The scheme, designed by John Simpson Architects, also features a new foyer and meeting spaces, a theatre bar and new cafe and restaurant area.
RCM director Colin Lawson described the plans as a “vital development”.
“The development of our courtyard space will radically enhance our facilities. John Simpson Architects provide an exceptional understanding of manipulation of space, light and material, and have designed a new building that will stand alongside and acknowledge the historic importance and quality of our original buildings,” he said.