Blog New Home for Birmingham Conservatoire Plans for the first newly-built Conservatoire in the UK for a generation have been submitted to Birmingham City planners. The new £40 million home for Birmingham Conservatoire will be built alongside Millennium Point, adjacent to Jennens Road in Eastside. The development is being taken forward in partnership with Millennium Point and Birmingham City Council. 350,000 locally sourced bricks will be used in the build. 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. Work to begin summer 2015 Two major performance spaces including a fine new concert hall for training and public performances. Building work will begin in the summer of 2015 and is scheduled for completion in summer 2017. The new facility will continue to provide world-class music education facilities for current and future students. The award-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCB) – who have worked on projects such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the South Bank Centre, the Victorian Theatre at Alexandra Palace and Brighton Dome – have been appointed as the designers 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. This new building, designed by leading architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, provides us with a glorious opportunity to build on our proud history and continue to develop world-class music facilities for future generations. Professor Cliff Allan Vice-Chancellor Birmingham City Council is fully supporting the proposals as part of Eastside’s expansion as a hub for education and creative development. Convenient Birmingham City Centre Location The new Conservatoire will be just a short distance from New Street and Moor Street train stations, 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. Preview of the New Conservatoire via Birmingham City University: Birmingham Conservatoire – New home for Birmingham Conservatoire.