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Birmingham Conservatoire


In Brief


Client: 
Birmingham City University

Location:
Birmingham

Completion:
2017

A brand new home for Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University, will open its doors to students in 2017, continuing a history of producing talented musicians and performers dating back to 1886.

Birmingham Conservatoire boasts a wealth of high profile graduates, including in recent years the award winning singer/songwriter Laura Mvula and classical singer, theatre actor and TV presenter Rhydian Roberts.

The new facility is the first complete new build Conservatoire in the UK since 1987, and will provide state-of-the-art performance space and acoustical quality. 

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.

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 project is currently on site.