Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has submitted plans for the new £40million Birmingham Conservatoire
The 12,000m² competition-winning scheme includes five performance venues including a 450-seat concert hall, a 150-seat recital hall and smaller experimental music spaces, organ and jazz rooms. It will also contain more than 70 music practice rooms of various sizes.
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios saw off Ian Simpson Architects and BDP to win the job back in April (AJ 23.04.14).
The prestigious conservatoire must relocate from its current Paradise Circus home as part of Glenn Howells’ plans for the £450 million makeover of the city centre district.
The building which forms part of Birmingham City University’s city campus, will sit near Patel Taylor’s Eastside City Park, the Grimshaw-designed Millenium Point, and Associated Architects’ new home for the Birmingham School of Architecture.
Vice-chancellor professor Cliff Allan said: ‘These state-of-the-art facilities offer current and prospective students’ unrivalled teaching provision. During its long history our world renowned Birmingham Conservatoire has earned an international reputation for the excellence of its music teaching, research and performances.’
Work is set to begin on the project in summer 2015. The new building, which will be the first complete new build Conservatoire in the UK since 1987, is set to open in 2017.
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