ICMP is thrilled to announce bold plans for a new three-year £4 million development project to transform our existing facilities into a state-of-the-art campus specifically designed to meet the needs of the modern music student.
Located in London’s Kilburn, the work will see ICMP consolidate its current 1a and 1b Dyne Road premises and operations into a single, enlarged building at 1b Dyne Road. This will see an additional floor and a significant extension at the rear of1b Dyne Road.
This redesigned space will feature expanded studio capability, new post-production facilities, as well as multi-functional rooms suitable for low-volume individual and band rehearsals, plus additional writing, production and collaboration rooms. ICMP’s Learning Resource Centre space and services will be expanded, providing greater student study and research opportunities. Overall, the design of the space will be more student-centric, featuring a greater number of communal areas, all devised with an improved sense of flow and community to encourage and enhance collaboration opportunities among our students.
Paul Kirkham, ICMP’s Chief Executive Officer, welcomed the project, stating that the work will provide a stable future for both the school and its students:
ICMP is committed to the creation of a world-class learning environment. This is one in which our students can build their skills, both academically and professionally, and a platform from which they can continue to shape the future of music.”
Phase one of the innovative expanded building will be fully operational for students at the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year. Work will be undertaken to ensure minimal impact on ICMP students and staff - especially during busy exam and assessment periods - and the plan is to finally exit the old 1a Dyne Road building during the summer of 2018.
The new facilities will be accessible to all at ICMP and will be created, wherever possible, utilising green credentials, including eco-friendly suppliers, and the development of a full energy audit and waste management strategy, representing an exciting investment in the future of ICMP moving into the 21st century.
In addition to the new facilities, students will continue to have access to ICMP’s exclusive industry partnership with London’s Tileyard Studios – home to the UK’s largest professional music community, with over 70 music studios, 100 office spaces and endless opportunities to network with like-minded creative people who’ve set up office there, including artists like Mark Ronson, Tinchy Stryder, The Prodigy and John Newman, and companies including Notting Hill Music, Marathon Artists and Spitfire Audio. ICMP’s undergraduate and postgraduate students have all-day access to the Tileyard facilities on Thursdays and Fridays during term time, and are regularly invited to a range of ICMP industry networking activities, including masterclasses, industry panels, gigs and more.
Since moving to Kilburn in 2006, ICMP is proud to have contributed to the wealth and development of the local economy, with ICMP students bringing in approximately £10 million per year* to the area. We’re delighted to be able to remain an active part of Kilburn’s creative environment and look forward to the next exciting instalment of ICMP’s future and the music career plans of our highly talented students.
For more information on ICMP’s campus redevelopment and facilities upgrade, contact us on 020 7328 0222 or email email@example.com
Update: April 2018
After encountering a few delays, caused by the snow and the general unforeseen challenges of building, we're now back on track and drawing to a close on the external ‘shell’ building. We hope to conclude the majority of external works by early April. The next, and most exciting, phase of the project is the internal fit out, which we are hoping to start April 9th.
SpacePod are the contractors who will be completing the internal works for ICMP and the floor plans can be seen here.
The first phases of internal fit-out work will be ‘invisible’ to students as the team will be working within the newly constructed areas. As the summer progresses, we'll be shutting spaces (in 1B) and relocating them to new spaces, or temporary homes in 1A.
Working with SpacePod, we'll put a ‘churn’ plan in place to ensure that services are maintained throughout the redevelopment period and minimise disruption to students.
Current Students, please take note of two key activities:
We need to re-route the digital services into building 1b, as you know this was due to occur just before Easter, but due to circumstances beyond our control it was not completed. We have yet to be provided with a new date for this work, but please note all digital services (Quercus, Celcat, Room Bookings, etc.) will be temporarily impacted in order to undertake this work. We'll ensure that this work is scheduled not to clash with any assessment submission points, and it will be communicated as soon as the date and time is confirmed
The removal and recasting of the old escape stairwell in 1B will start on May 21st and is scheduled to take up to 4 weeks. Due to the structural nature of this work, we'll be relocating critical services to building 1a and closing the majority of 1B Dyne Road for this four-week period.
We'll continue to update this page as the project progresses.
*Based on figures presented in BIS paper ‘Estimating the Value of Education Exports’ and FTE 920.