The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is a global centre of superiority in music, providing leading edge research, performance and education. It is located at the edge of the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is one of the most prestigious and oldest schools in Australia. Originally commissioned in1815 as the stables for the proposed Government House, the building was designed by the convict architect, Francis Greenway. It has a gothic structure with turrets. Between 1908 and 1915, a concert hall, roofed in grey slate, was built on the central courtyard and the building was converted for the use of the new Conservatorium of Music. Recently added facilities include a cafe which holds regular lunchtime concerts and an upper level with beautiful harbour views. The Sydney Conservation of Music continues to be a training ground for future musicians and a great place to visit.