Royal Birmingham Conservatoire hits a high note with two consecutive award wins

Alison Ferry
The Birmingham office of SNC-Lavalin's Faithful+Gould business is celebrating a double award win at two prestigious ceremonies last week.

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University, won the Construction Project of the Year award at the West Midlands Insider Property Awards 2018 on 1 November, in Birmingham. The following day the project went on to win the design through innovation category at the RICS Grand Final 2018, in London.

The Conservatoire had previously won project of the year at the RICS West Midlands regional awards in May, and it was also highly commended at the Education Estates Awards during the summer.

The £57m Conservatoire cements the 20-year relationship between Birmingham City University (BCU) and Faithful+Gould. BCU has invested £260m in its facilities over the last 10 years and Faithful+Gould has been at the heart of those projects, providing a suite of technical services for the majority of its capital investment.

Mark Brain, director at SNC-Lavalin's Faithful+Gould business commented, “Winning these two awards is a crowning achievement for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Faithful+Gould. I’m immensely proud of what the team has achieved, and it has been a pleasure to have worked on this once in a generation project that I consider to be a true landmark on the Birmingham skyline.”

These award wins cement what has been a fantastic year for the team at Faithful+Gould, and our client at Birmingham City University.

Both award ceremonies celebrate the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. John Rawlinson, head of midlands operations at SNC-Lavalin's Faithful+Gould business said, “These award wins cement what has been a fantastic year for the team at Faithful+Gould, and our client at Birmingham City University. Faithful+Gould is at the heart of many of the pivotal projects in central Birmingham such as the re-development of Paradise Circus and further afield at Birmingham Airport and at Wolverhampton University. However, our work at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire demonstrates that our contribution to the changing landscape of the city cannot be underestimated.”

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