In September 2021, we’ll be launching a brand-new music creative hub in Queen’s Park, just a short ten-minute walk from our current Kilburn campus!
The new project will see 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, 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.
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 to be completed for September 2021.
Phase two of the project will be completed in 2022, consisting of a flexible events venue with performance space/small club, complete with a fully fitted PA system, lighting rig and pop-up cinema, plus a student café.
The final phase in 2022/23 will see the launch of further tech suites, classrooms, tracking suites and small collaboration spaces, as well as professional services.
Our overall aim for the project is to establish a vibrant creative music and arts hub which can be used by both ICMP students and staff members, and the wider Queen’s Park community. As the Corrib Rest building has been deemed an ‘Asset of Community Value’ (ACV) by Brent Council, our planning permission submission outlined our vision to operate the venue as a community space, with local groups, charities and schools able to access some of the facilities on a regular basis.
We'll keep this page updated with regular photos and updates on progress as the build develops.
If you'd like to join us in September to take advantage of these brand-new facilities yourself, simply head to our Enquiry Form to start your application today!
Here's a sneak peak at the development work - latest photos are at the top.