When deciding the location of team GB’s study trip we had to find a location that would encompass the range of projects currently in the team – waterside development, sports ground design, green infrastructure, heritage, urban renewal and shared streets… and preferably sunny and warm (a bit of Autumnal sun to boost mental health and vitamin D levels). So there really couldn’t be anywhere else, tickets to Barcelona were booked.
There wasn’t much debate about where Planit-IE Team London would go for their study trip – Berlin! The city is well known for its history and the landscapes that have been shaped by it. It had also been ‘home’ to one of our team, Antony Nelson. Tony’s Tours was established to make sure the team was immersed in the culture and history of the city.
Birmingham Conservatoire’s new state-of-the-art home, opened today. The £57 million purpose-built music college provides five new public performance spaces, including a 500-seat concert hall, a 150-seat recital hall and a 100-seat organ studio as well as the East Side Jazz Club. It is the first to be constructed in the UK since 1987 and is the only one in the country specifically designed to cater for the demands of the digital age.