The construction and move of the Tech Music School London from Acton to Barclay House in Fulham, bolstered by a £3 million investment, has commenced.
Following consultation with local residents, who have supported and welcomed TMS London to the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, the move is due to be completed in September 2013.
The school’s new five-storey building, Barclay House, will provide state-of-the-art facilities for the school’s long-standing courses in performance (drums, vocals, guitar and bass) and its new courses in music production, music business and songwriting which are being launched for September 2013.
The BIMM Group funded three-million-pound investment will enable the creation of specialist music teaching facilities at Barclay House including: three large live performance/lecture rooms; dedicated drum, vocal, guitar and bass teaching studios; four digital audio workstation pre-production studio, recording studio, post-production studio and music production teaching studio; two keyboard suites and a practice room suite.
TMS London Principal Andrew Bates said: “I am delighted that Elliott Thomas Construction have started work on Tech Music School’s new £3million home in Fulham. Barclay House will provide students with world-class contemporary music facilities when it opens in September 2013.
“Tech Music School London’s investment in Barclay House Fulham will ensure that all TMS London students will have the opportunity to develop their skills in a state-of-the-art, industry standard learning environment. Located in central London, the music capital of the world.”
TMS London students have gone on to work with One Direction, Adele, George Michael, Brian May, Jessie J, The Saturdays, Public Enemy, Pet Shop Boys, Kylie Minogue and Joe Strummer, to name but a few.
Barclay House in Fulham will provide such facilities for 850 students, for September 2013.