The keys to the brand-new state-of-the-art music institute Resonance have been handed over from fit out contractors, Overbury, as refurbishment work finishes, and it prepares to welcome its first students.
The Cable Plaza building on the Waterfront Business Park, Brierley Hill, has been undergoing a complete refit by the UK’s leading fit out and refurbishment specialists, Overbury, over the last six months.
The 43,357 sq ft building includes a mixture of classrooms, lecture theatres, recording studios, practice rooms and a radio station, completely transforming the former office building, which was empty for eight years.
The state-of-the-art facilities were designed to provide each room wall with 80dB sound attenuation. The studios boast 600mm thick walls, glass which is angled to deflect sound and ‘jacked-up’ concrete slabs.
David Barnard, co-director at Resonance, said: “The building looks fantastic. Overbury has done a wonderful job. The project was completed on time and to budget.
“Now comes the fun part, breathing life and music into this amazing institute.”
The Overbury team used 25 miles of electrical cables and 25 miles of data cabling throughout the project.
Andrew Wood, Managing Director at Birmingham-based Overbury, said: “Resonance has been a fantastic project for us to work on, and we’re proud to have been part of this remarkable transformation.
“We wish Resonance all the best in the future and hope its students enjoy the facilities.”
Applications to Resonance are now being accepted and must be made directly through the institute via its website.
A series of open days will be held to give prospective students a better idea of what it will be like to study at Resonance.