Van Damme at the core of new Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham City University’s new Conservatoire has opened to students and the public. The £57 million pound project features five performance spaces including a 500 capacity concert hall, 150 seat recital hall and a 100 seat organ studio. The University’s students now have 9,000 sq. m of purpose built teaching, rehearsal and performance spaces. The teaching space includes seven fully equipped studios offering digital and analogue recording.

The installation was implemented by AV and IT integrator Vanti, who’s Project Co-ordinator Kezia Nathan commented:

“This was a really interesting project for us. While we’ve worked on performance venues before, we’re probably better known for office fit outs to commercial companies, so was a great project to be involved in and one that allowed us to work with some companies for the first time.”

These included Solid State Logic, who supplied 9 consoles to the project, sound reinforcement from Meyer Sound and a huge amount of Crestron devices.

Vanti also turned to regular supplier and Van Damme UK Distributor VDC Trading Ltd. to supply “an epic amount of cabling”.

Nathan added:

“We used Van Damme cable throughout the venue, particularly in the studios to the desk consoles, racks and patchbays. In one of the main studios we had 27 cable runs of 16-core and 8-core Van Damme Blue Series, so it was heavily wired.”