Centre for Music

With Barbican Centre and Guildhall School of Music & Drama we are exploring what a world-class Centre for Music could look like in the Square Mile.

The City of London Corporation has provided funding for the Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall School of Music & Drama to complete a detailed business case for a world-class Centre for Music in the Square Mile.

At the heart of the vision for the Centre for Music are proposals for a landmark building containing a world-class concert hall for the digital age and an ambitious, educational offer to bring music-making to the widest possible audience.

The preferred site for the Centre for Music, which the City of London Corporation has agreed in principle to make available, is currently occupied by the Museum of London, but will become available when the Museum of London fulfills its ambition to move to a larger site at West Smithfield.

In July 2017, an international shortlist was revealed for the architects to design the Centre, with the winning design team of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, whose New York and London-based team will work in collaboration with UK-based architecture firm Sheppard Robson, announced in October 2017.

Work on the business case is ongoing and will be completed by December 2018.