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Galliford Try Visualises BIM Success for Birmingham Conservatoire

The £57 million project for Birmingham City University is creating the UK’s first new conservatoire since the mid-1980s.

It has been designed around multiple performance spaces including a 500- seat main concert hall, a 150-seat Recital Hall and three other venues, as well as teaching facilities.
Having commenced on 3rd August 2015, the project was completed in August 2017, and opened for the new academic year in September 2017.

The high-profile project was designed as a BIM project from the outset.
Having always had a significant belief in quality standards, Galliford Try was among the first wave of contractors to secure its full BIM accreditation.

The project’s main technical challenges were presented by the client’s overarching acoustic requirements.
The building has been designed using a ‘box in box’ construction approach, incorporating five independent steel frames for each main space, isolated from the main building structures via resilient individual anti-vibration acoustic mountings, which effectively create completely floating floors.
It meant the addition of some specialist sub-contractors.
Innovative methods of construction and working processes were required.