A wide-ranging refurbishment of a 15,000 sq ft building in St Paul’s Square, in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

The newly renovated building, which houses the university’s postgraduate jewellery design and research facilities, includes design studios and offices for staff and doctoral researchers, as well as the a 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.”