Music school to open at ex-Rockworld site

MUSIC is set to return to the former home of Jilly's Rockworld in Manchester with the launch of the pop music school.

The 10,000 sq ft Rockworld and Music Box space in the basement of the St James' Buildings in Oxford Street is owned by Bruntwood, but has been empty since the venues closed in 2010.

Access to Music, which has taught Ed Sheeran and Rita Ora, has taken a 15-year lease and is investing £1m to create rehearsal rooms, a full-size recording studio, class rooms and a performance space.

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