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Construction commences on new RSNO HQ

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February 13 2013

Construction commences on new RSNO HQ
Work to build a new purpose built recording and rehearsal space for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra has begun on Killermont Street, Glasgow, provising the organisation with a 600 seat auditorium at the existing Glasgow Royal Concert Hall - alongside education facilities, studio space, foyer and music library.

RSNO chief executive Michael Elliott said: “The RSNO has met its financial commitment to begin construction of its new home and together with increased investment from the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council and welcome contribution from Creative Scotland the project team will meet the complex challenges of the build to provide world class music facilities.”

The original estimated cost of the construction was £13.5m but these have increased to £17.6m, following the completion of the tendering process, attributed to the complex nature of the build.  In response the Scottish Government has increased its financial commitment to the project to £8.5m and Glasgow City Council will stump up £7.1m.

The remaining £2m will be paid for by the RSNO directly with £1.5m of this in place and the remaining £500k subject to a fundraising drive.

Designed by a team led by GCC’s chief architect, Kerr Robertson, the scheme is expected to complete by December 2014.
A sod cutting ceremony was attended by Councillor Archie Graham, Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow Life, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop and RSNO Music Director Peter Oundjian
A sod cutting ceremony was attended by Councillor Archie Graham, Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow Life, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop and RSNO Music Director Peter Oundjian
The north entrance to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall will be redeveloped
The north entrance to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall will be redeveloped

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