Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s £57 million teaching and performance facility is the first of its kind in the digital age and
is the perfect fusion of traditional and contemporary. Featuring 9,000 sq.m of purpose-designed teaching, rehearsal, and state
of the art performance space, it offers unrivalled opportunities for students.
After a competitive tendering exercise, DMA Signs was awarded the signage package by the principal contractor Gilliford Try.
Our design team were instructed to focus on using high quality, yet sustainable and long-lasting materials.
The challenge for our installation team was to remain sufficiently adaptable to work efficiently alongside other sub-contractors
and meet the tight project schedule.
In the stairwells where signage has to work harder, a full colour pattern was designed for the large floor numbers, to add colour
and energy to space. As visitors or students use the internal stairs, their arrival on each floor is announced with the strong wall
colour and patterned floor number.
We constructed and fitted the 1200mm high floor level indicators, from in-set Birch, veneered plywood faces, with 100mm deep
aluminium built-up returns, complete with secret fixings to rear.
Our external signage included monoliths with LEDs providing seamless long-life illumination. Each unit fitted with independent
drivers and dimmers to achieve a perfect, even light across surfaces and side detail. Finished with highly durable screen-printed