Day Visit to Birmingham City University

Date & Time: 3rd April 2019

Birmingham City University celebrates the 150th anniversary of its origins in the Birmingham Government School of Design and is achieving a physical transformation with its £260 million investment programme including the new Royal Birmingham Conservatoire building at the City Centre Campus by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, winner of the RIBA West Midlands Building of the Year and a RIBA National Award in 2018.  The visit will start with a welcome from John Plumridge, Director of Estates and Facilities and introduction to the Royal Conservatoire project by Professor Lamberto Coccioli, Associate Principal (International)  with presentations from the project manager, architect (Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios) and acoustic consultant (Hoare Lea), and from the Estates team on the University’s masterplan, current developments and the implications of HS2, along with a tour of the Conservatoire and of the University’s new Curzon Buildings.

The afternoon will continue with presentations and discussion facilitated by Eleanor McGennis from the University of Glasgow and Caroline Paradise from Atkins Global on the recently-published Learning Spaces Toolkit, research into where students learn and study and the ongoing HEDQF research project to develop a briefing tool for the design of future learning and teaching spaces..

Morning coffee and lunch is included and the afternoon will conclude with a drinks reception at around 4.45pm.  Refreshments are sponsored by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Hoare Lee.

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