Centre for Music

City-of-LondonUp to £2.5million in funding to complete a detailed business case for a new Centre for Music in the Square Mile has been given the go-ahead by the Court of Common Council. The business case will test whether it is viable to build the centre on part of the 140–150 London Wall site, which currently houses the Museum of London and Bastion House. The proposal to create a Centre for Music was the subject of a Government funded feasibility study in 2015. This was followed by funding for business case work. However, in November 2016, the Government announced that it was withdrawing its funding for the detailed study. The detailed business case will be completed by December 2018. The London Symphony Orchestra, the Barbican Centre and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama are lead partners for the project.