Hall 5, International Convention Centre, Birmingham, UK
Hall 5 is located within International Convention
Centre. Artec Consultants Inc provided comprehensive consulting
services for this facility, Britain's largest convention center,
which opened in April 1991. The Centre features a total of 11 different
halls, with extensive office and support facilities.
Hall 5 is equipped with similar technical systems
to Hall 1, but utilizes them in a much smaller, more intimate, space.
With its own audio-visual production suite and seating for up to
300, this auditorium is ideal for break-out events for conferences.
Alternatively, 125 participants can be seated in a classroom style
configuration with individually lit work desks. Hall 5 offers simultaneous
interpretation facilities, a large stage with street level access,
and appropriate accommodations for sophisticated presentation technology.
International Convention Centre, now one of the premier major
meeting venues in Europe, has created new jobs and provides a welcome
boost to employment prospects throughout the Midlands. In addition,
the Centre draws tourists to the region, creating more business
for city hotels, restaurants, and entertainment facilities.
Artec collaborated on Pre-Design
Phase services and lead the work on Symphony
Hall (Hall 2) and the Conference
Auditorium (Hall 1). Artec provided Design and Planning services
Performance Equipment Systems Design and Background Noise
and Vibration Control consulting for the ICC.
The architects of the International Convention Centre were Percy
Thomas Partnership and Renton
Howard Wood Levin.