Image Above: Picture courtesy of Tom Bird
The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has been shortlisted for two awards at the annual RICS West Midlands Awards.
The first nomination is in the Design through Innovation category as well as the Regeneration category after the new build replaced the old Conservatoire in Chamberlain Square.
The RICS Awards recognise the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and environment across the region.
Bennett Architectural worked alongside main contractor Galliford Try to create the state of the art building with one of the highest levels of acoustic attenuation in the world.
The building envelope used Kawneer AA100 curtain walling and AA720 window systems that provided thermal enhancement and the acoustic performance required. Acoustic baffles were also engineered within secondary glazing reveals helped to reduce sound transmission further.
Lionel Grant, Managing Director at Bennett Architectural commented,
“The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire was the epitomy of the sort of project our team relishes given the challenges with the acoustics.
“Because of the location in a busy area of the city centre, it was vital we got the acoustics right for the windows and curtain walling systems our team designed, fabricated and installed.”
The purpose built £57m project opened its doors to students from Birmingham City University in September 2017.
The RICS West Midlands awards takes place on 2nd May at Grand Station in Wolverhampton, with regional winners in all categories invited to the full ceremony in November where overall UK projects of the year will be decided.