Artist impressions of how the one-of-a-kind music institute Resonance could look have been released.

Situated at the Cable Plaza on The Waterfront at Brierley Hill, the former offices are being given a complete facelift by Overbury, who have been appointed to oversee its transformation into a modern and top level music institute.

Resonance will be an institute for popular music, located near intu Merry Hill, and will offer degrees for students seeking a career in a range of music industries.    

With a mixture of classrooms, lecture theatres, recording studios, practice rooms and radio studios being fitted at Cable Plaza, which has lay empty for eight years.

These new impressions show conceptual images of what students could expect to see when it opens in September 2020.

This is the first look of how the new Resonance campus could look

David Barnard, co-director at Resonance, said: “We’ll be providing first-class teaching to students who enrol at Resonance and we need the building they study in to reflect that.  

“We’re absolutely delighted with the look and feel that Overbury has pulled together and we can’t wait to see them bring it to life. This is going to be an excellent institute. One of the best in the country.” 

The £9.5 million project is not exclusively for students and it is hoped it will become a vital community music hub. Musicians and organisations from across the region will be encouraged to make full use of the state-of-the-art facilities on offer.   

“We want musicians from across Dudley and the West Midlands to be excited to come to Resonance and feel they are part of something special when they are here,” added David.

This is the first look of how the new Resonance campus could look

“We want to be involved with and benefit the community we are based in. In fact we see this as an essential part of what we are doing here.” 

Andrew Wood, Managing Director at Overbury, said: “Resonance is a fantastic addition to the West Midlands and is a project we’re proud to be working on. We can already start to see it coming together and taking shape and it’s going to look fantastic when we are finished.”  

Describing the artists’ impressions, Andrew added: “We’ll be keeping the iconic spiral staircase, we’ll be filling the walls with music history, famous quotes, instruments, artwork and more.

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“This will mean students are surrounded by music everywhere they go which will help immerse them in the subject they are studying.”   

The building is set for completion at the end of this year and will be welcome students for open days and auditions in 2020. Classes will start that September.  

To find out more, email [email protected] or search ‘Resonance Education’ on social media. 

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