The home of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has won a national design award.
The building – which forms part of Birmingham City University’s city centre campus – scooped the Design Through Innovation award at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Awards.
The Conservatoire fought off competition from the likes of the Aerospace Integration Research Centre at Cranfield University, Urban Sciences Building in Newcastle, Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex and The Active Classroom in Swansea.
The building, which includes lecture and teaching space, rehearsal rooms, a concert hall and the city’s only dedicated jazz club, was described by the judges as “a stand-out winner”.
Judge Gordon Chard said: “Complex and technically challenging construction projects need co-ordinated team work to deliver buildings of distinction to time and within budget.
“The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, commissioned and funded by Birmingham City University, is such a building.
“Innovative structural, building services and acoustic treatments have achieved a world-class facility much sought after for both teaching and live performances.”