Project Description

Overbury has completed a renovation project at the iconic Library of Birmingham ahead of the Brasshouse Language Centre moving in. The Library of Birmingham refurbishment has been completed through the Constructing West Midlands Framework, transforming space on the first floor of the building to create a purpose-built language teaching facility.

The renovation included the construction of 16 new teaching rooms, complete with solid and double-glazed partitioning that provides excellent acoustics whilst allowing light to fill the building. Unveiling a fresh look for the library, a new reception, tea point and toilets have also been built.

The Brasshouse Language Centre offers language courses and services in more than 30 languages. Its move to the Library of Birmingham will provide students with significantly better learning facilities, as well as access to a range of resources not previously available.


The existing mechanical and electrical services were significantly upgraded too, supporting a change from open plan to cellular space. All this was done whilst the library remained open to the public and fully operational - a real credit to the project team.


“We’re delighted to be involved in delivering a high quality language teaching facility within one of Birmingham’s most recognisable buildings. Now, with a new shared space, the library will be able to extend its opening hours. Once open in the autumn, we're certain that the new Brasshouse Language Centre will provide excellent facilities for staff and students within their new home.”

David Johnsons, Account Manager
Overbury (Birmingham)