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Glancy Nicholls Architects
The Engine Room
2 Newhall Square
Birmingham B3 1RU
Glancy Nicholls Architects
26-27 Bedford Square
Fitzrovia
London WC1B 3HP
Education (Higher)
Client:
University of Birmingham
Completion:
August 2018
Value:
£24 Million
Location:
Birmingham

GNA were chosen for the brand-new hotel and conference facility following a design competition on the University’s framework. The project comprises a complex site within the Edgbaston Conservation area and encompasses the refurbishment of a Grade II* Arts and Crafts house by William Bidlake.

The new building incorporates a 172-bed hotel and conference centre with a series of flexible conferencing suites.

The project’s focus is upon the provision of a central conferencing hub, while establishing an architectural hierarchy and series of relationships between contemporary and existing buildings. This pragmatic yet sensitive design led approach has been developed to foster an appropriate setting within the site against the existing conservation context.