HMV Institute Sold
Birmingham music venue the HMV Institute has been bought as part of a £7.3 million deal with a subsidiary of the Lloyds Banking Group, LDC.
The Digbeth High Street landmark was purchased by the MAMA Group and re-opened in September 2010 as the HMV Institute following a £4 million refurbishment.
The building was originally a church constructed in 1908 and was later bought by the council and used as a civic hall. The venue has hosted a string of international artists over the years, including Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell, Human League, the Arctic Monkeys and The Cure.