Singer Emeli Sande opened a new recording studio to give teenagers a safe place to make music.

The new rehearsal space in Eade Road, Tottenham, was also officially opened by Haringey Borough Council leader Claire Kober.

Ms Sande, whose hit songs include Read All About It, said she was “thrilled” to be associated with the project and said it was vital that people have somewhere to “channel their musical creativity”.

The new facility features two rehearsal rooms and a state‐of‐the‐art recording studio and will be free for young people aged 11 to 24 in Haringey.

They will also have the opportunity to learn skills in music business and music production.

Ms Sande said: “I am thrilled to be opening this space in Tottenham. This project will give young people in London somewhere to channel their musical creativity.

“I am so proud of the diversity of musical talent that this country produces, but having somewhere for people to go to create and rehearse is vital to ensure that this continues; this space is exactly that and will give young people a fantastic opportunity to build their musical futures.”

Haringey Council Leader Claire Kober said: "We're proud that music industry leaders have recognised the huge potential of Haringey's young people, who we know have the talent and determination to succeed.

“Innovative projects like this give more young people the first‐class facilities, support and opportunities they need to harness their creativity and fulfil their potential.”

The project has been developed by UK Music, in partnership with Beggars Group, Haringey Council and Homes for Haringey.