London College of Creative Media (LCCM) celebrated the opening of the Music Box, the college’s new home, at a ceremony in London on 4 December 2018. Guests included Myleene Klass, singer and celebrity, and Neil Coyle, Member of Parliament for Bermondsey & Old Southwark.
LCCM’s new purpose-built central London campus is located on Union Street and provides students with a wide range of resources for music, writing and technology. The building consists of four floors of bespoke workshop spaces, recording studios, music technology labs and a basement music venue.
According to LCCM, ‘the Music Box has been conceived as an urban marker to create a new distinctive cultural corridor between Southwark station and Tate Modern’. A mixed-use development, the building also contains two storeys of affordable accommodation and eight storeys of luxury residences.
Significant investment in new facilities
Darius Khwaja, Principal and Founder of LCCM, said:
‘With the new campus, we have a flagship space in the centre of London, where music, technology and writing can all meet. We love our new home. On every floor there are recording studios, mac labs, practice booths and performance rooms buzzing with the creative talent of our students.
‘The significant investment in new facilities and equipment at LCCM will help students to become professional performers and the great artists of the future.’
Trevor Morriss, Principal at SPPARC, the London architects responsible for the Music Box’s design, said:
‘The inspiring brief for the new LCCM campus called for a unique creative environment, which welcomes artistic and intellectual exploration of modern music.
‘The concept and architectural approach was derived through the desire to reflect the creative energy that is generated inside the College onto the streets outside to engage both its users and the public. SPPARC is delighted to have conceived and delivered the Music Box – a place for living and a space for learning; a genuine mixed-use development.’
Header photo: Ribbon cutting ceremony at the opening of the Music Box. From left to right: Trevor Morriss, Principal at SPPARC; Aaron Etingen, CEO of Global University Systems; Myleene Klass; Neil Coyle MP, Member of Parliament for Bermondsey & Old Southwark; Darius Khwaja, Principal and Founder of LCCM; Professor Maurits van Rooijen, Chairman of LCCM