DS+R and Sheppard Robson win London Centre for Music

10th October 2017

Sheppard Robson has collaborated with New York-based Diller Scofidio + Renfro to win one of most significant new commissions in the UK – the project to design a major concert hall on the Museum of London site next to the Barbican

The team saw off competition from a shortlist that included Amanda Levete, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry,  Snøhetta and Renzo Piano to win the contest to develop a concept design for the £200-£250 million Centre for Music.

The project is led by the Barbican, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the site will be made available following the relocation of the Museum of London to a more accessible site.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Sheppard Robson will work alongside an outstanding design team that includes internationally recognised experts in their fields capable of delivering on the project’s ambition to create state-of-the-art building of acoustic and visual excellence. This team comprises: Nagata Acoustics (Acoustician), Charcoalblue (Theatre Consultant), BuroHappold (Civil and Structural Engineer), BuroHappold (Building Services Engineers) and AECOM (Cost Consultant).