FCBStudios have been appointed to work alongside Birmingham University to develop plans for a new £40 million pound purpose-built Conservatoire.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Cliff Allan said: “We are delighted to be working with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios on this exciting new building which will further enhance the University’s current estates portfolio.
“During its long history our world renowned Birmingham Conservatoire has earned an international reputation for the excellence of its music teaching, research and performances. We will continue to provide the finest music education in our present location until the new building is completed and we are confident that it will provide us with a glorious opportunity to build on our proud history and develop world-class music facilities for future generations.”
The new Conservatoire will be a unique contemporary building providing state of the art facilities for students, incorporating two major performance spaces including a fine new concert hall and public performance, private rehearsal and practice rooms, recording and technology studios in addition to providing teaching spaces for musicians from a variety of disciplines.
Building work will begin in the summer of 2015 and is scheduled for completion in summer 2017. It will be situated alongside Millennium Point, adjacent to Jennens Road in Eastside and 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.