Overbury’s postgraduate gem for BCU School of Jewellery

by Francesca

Overbury has revealed images of its £730,000 fit out for the postgraduate site at Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery.

The national office fit out and refurbishment specialist undertook a wide-ranging refurbishment of the 15,000 sq ft building in St Paul’s Square, in the Jewellery Quarter, which houses the university’s postgraduate jewellery design and research facility. The newly renovated building comprises design studios and offices for staff and doctoral researchers, as well as the school’s library and computer suite.

Birmingham City University appointed Overbury to undertake refurbishment work at the former Abbey College site, including installation of furniture and audio-visual equipment.

With the opening of the new facility, the University was able to convert rooms at its Vittoria Street site for undergraduate studio space. Overbury refurbished four separate areas and restored the parquet flooring in the hall.

Penelope Mitchell, education and public-sector Business Development Manager for Overbury in Birmingham, said:

“As a former college, 10 St Paul’s Square was already set up for educational purposes, and working with Associated Architects, we helped to transform it into a spectacular creative space for postgraduate students.”

Professor Stephen Bottomley, head of the School of Jewellery, said:

“We are delighted with the work undertaken by Overbury in refurbishing our new site at St Paul’s and repurposing rooms at Vittoria Street. One of many inspirational spaces is the renovation of our hall at Vittoria Street with its beautiful parquet flooring and new lighting. The work by Overbury and plans of Associated Architects has recreated an inspirational space for students and staff to enjoy there and the social aspect of University life.”

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