23 September 2015
We are delighted to announce that building work has started on a WYG project that will see a brand new home for Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University.
The UK's first new conservatoire in a generation will provide state-of-the-art performance space and acoustical quality. Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, it will comprise five performance venues, including a public concert hall with the capacity for over 450 seats and a full orchestra, plus a recital hall at 150 seats and smaller experimental music space, organ and jazz rooms. There are also plans for more than 70 music practice rooms of various sizes.
WYG’s team in Manchester have been working on the project for the past year providing civil and structural engineering services to the new multi-million pound facility.
The new building will be in the heart of the City's learning quarter, which is already home to Birmingham City University's City Centre Campus, the ThinkTank Museum, and the Birmingham Ormiston Academy.
The building represents the second of three major projects undertaken by WYG for the University, namely the Phase II student hub and library which has recently opened and will be used by students old and new this September.
Simon Smith, Associate Director WYG, said: “We are extremely proud to be involved in yet another important project for the University and are confident we can deliver an outstanding new facility for current and future students as well as the city as a whole.”