Royal College of Music, London

The Royal College of Music is a conservatoire established by royal charter in 1882, located in South Kensington, London. It recently invested £44m in the development of its halls of residence in West London.

The new accommodation, replacing the current facility on Goldhawk Road in London, will comprise 177 studio apartments, 170 ensuite rooms and 63 standard rooms.

CampbellReith is working with Campus Living Villages on the proposed £24m new build to create a brand new state-of-the-art facility to house the college’s students.

The buildings will include an open plan central amenity space which breaks out onto external courtyards, an informal performance space, kitchens and a gymnasium.

The proposed construction is to be positioned on the existing site of the college and the construction programme is incredibly challenging with a requirement from the college for only one inactive academic year.

A dramatic one storey glass port cache is proposed over the main entrance and this has aided the team in winning preferred bidder status for the project.

Services: Structural, Civil, Geotechnical

Sectors: Residential