Erdington Skills Centre, Birmingham

Location background

One of the largest colleges in the UK, the Birmingham Metropolitan College is focused on providing excellent facilities for its students. The college identified the opportunity for redevelopment of the Skills Centre site on its campus into a new, state-of-the-art training facility, designed to teach specific skills across a range of construction trades, as well as providing training rooms with enhanced teaching technology.

Erdington Skills Centre

Client Brief

Bryant Priest Newman (BPN) set out the requirement for a college environment requiring the space to accompany a front formal teaching space with workshops behind. The lighting scheme needed to complement the mix of Edwardian and 1950’s buildings that were split into two areas.

Phi’s Solution

Working closely with BPN, Phi’s solution produced by Robertson Cartwright Design featured a range of high performance fittings to meet the lighting requirements of each area and in keeping with the interior that was designed to be robust using a ‘construction’ theme with exposed steelwork and OSB timber pods used in the workshops.Erdington skills centre (414 of 474)

In the circulation spaces Iris Eco LED Downlights were installed to provide an efficient LED solution incorporating a wide array of glass attachments.   

Across the teaching spaces and reception areas, a combination of luminaries were used, including rows of Phi’s stylish Plus+ fittings with industry leading performance and direct/indirect distribution throughout.

Architect Phillip Shepherd of BPN said “We have worked closely with Phi on a number of successful projects across the West Midlands for their aesthetics and affordability whilst providing great service and delivery performance.”

Contact: Phi Lighting, Unit 8 Dene Valley Business Centre, Brookhampton, Kineton, Warwickshire, CV35 0JD

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