2021 saw us open our brand-new music production creative hub in Queen’s Park, just a short ten-minute walk from our main Kilburn campus!
This exciting new project has seen us redevelop the site of the permanently closed Corrib Rest pub in Queen’s Park as part of a new four-year £2.5 million local community development project.
Situated at 76–78 Salusbury Road (NW6 6PA), only a five-minute walk from the Queen’s Park Underground and Overground station, the Corrib Rest pub has been closed since February 2015. Our plan is to transform the building into a second site for ICMP, expanding our existing 20,000 sq ft footprint by an additional 14,000 sq ft.
Our range of music production degrees, such as the BA Music for Film, TV and Games, BA Audio Engineering and MA Creative Music Production, will be taught from this new site, as well as ICMP's Music Industry short courses.
The redevelopment project will take place across several phases – with the first phase consisting of a high-end recording studio, state-of-the-art post-production facilities (including foley room), and mixing and mastering studio now open to students starting in September 2021.
Phase two of the project will be completed in 2022, ready for students joining us in September 2022. This will see the opening of our very own gig venue , complete with a fully fitted PA system and lighting rig, plus a new student café. Phase two will also see additional tech rooms, classrooms and production rooms added as we open a new floor of the building. The building will be fully accessible with a brand new lift added during this phase of the project.
Take a look at some artist impressions of phase two of the project below, including our brand new live music venue:
The final phase of the redevelopment will see the launch of further tech suites, classrooms, tracking suites and small collaboration spaces, as well as professional services, in the remaining space within this sizable building.
We have been very pleased to work with the award winning Veale Associates on the design of the new space. Director Eddie Veale is a pioneer of the home studio, having been named as recipient of the prestigious sound fellowship from the Association of Professional Recording Services back in 2012. Eddie has worked with some of the music industry's biggest artists, designing the studio where John Lennon recorded 'Imagine'.
Interactive tour of our new Queen's Park Campus