HEDQF: Reference Visit to BCU and Learning & Teaching Spaces update

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The Atrium, Parkside Building

Birmingham City University

5 Cardigan Street

Birmingham

B4 7BD

United Kingdom

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Birmingham City University celebrates the 150th anniversary of its origins in the Birmingham Government School of Design and is achieving a physical transformation with its £260 million investment programme including the new Royal Birmingham Conservatoire building at the City Centre Campus by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, winner of the RIBA West Midlands Building of the Year and a RIBA National Award in 2018. The visit will start with a welcome from John Plumridge, Director of Estates and Facilities and introduction to the Royal Conservatoire project by Professor Lamberto Coccioli, Associate Principal (International) with presentations from the project manager, architect (Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios) and acoustic consultant (Hoare Lea), and from the Estates team on the University's masterplan, current developments and the implications of HS2, along with a tour of the Conservatoire and of the University's new Curzon Buildings.

The afternoon will continue with presentations and discussion facilitated by Eleanor McGennis from the University of Glasgow and Caroline Paradise from Atkins Global on the recently-published Learning Spaces Toolkit, research into where students learn and study and the ongoing HEDQF research project to develop a briefing tool for the design of future learning and teaching spaces..

Morning coffee and lunch is included and the afternoon will conclude with a drinks reception at around 4.45pm.

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09.30 to 10.30 Arrival and registration – with refreshments

10.30 to 11.00 Welcome and Introduction from John Plumridge, Director of Estates and Facilities

11.00 to 11.45 The Royal Conservatoire: Talks from Professor Lamberto Coccioli, Associate Principal (International) and Paul Morgan, Project Manager, BCU

11.45 to 12.45 The architectural and acoustic design of Design of the Royal Conservatoire: Tom Jarman, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Michael Whitcroft, Hoare Lea.

12.45 to 13.45 Lunch

13.45 to 15.15 Tour of Conservatoire, followed by the new Curzon A and Curzon B academic buildings – John Plumridge, Elliot Sellars and Paul Morgan from BCU

15.15 to 15:45 BCU’S Masterplan, future projects and planning for HS2 – John Plumridge and Elliot Sellars from BCU

15.45 to 16.00 Concluding discussion/questions: Ian Caldwell and John Plumridge

16.00 to 16.45 Learning and Teaching Spaces: Update on the Learning Space Toolkit and recent research:

- Eleanor Magennis, University of Glasgow on the Learning Space Toolkit

- Where and How Students Study: the findings of recent HEDQF research into Social Learning Spaces and presentation and discussion an ongoing research project to develop a briefing tool for Future Learning and Teaching Spaces – Caroline Paradise, Atkins Global.

4.45 onwards Drinks and Canapes

HEDQF would like to thank BCU for hosting this event, and our event sponsors Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Hoare Lee who have kindly sponsored all refreshments.


Event image courtesy of Greg Milner, all rights reserved.

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The Atrium, Parkside Building

Birmingham City University

5 Cardigan Street

Birmingham

B4 7BD

United Kingdom

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