Major New Projects

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The University is working with Birmingham City Council to develop Birmingham's former Municipal bank, one of the City's best known civic buildings. We will breathe new life into the space to create a city centre hub for public access to our research expertise, education and cultural collections.

 Proposals for the development include:

  • A community hub with access to a breadth of educational opportunities
  • Performance space for music and drama
  • Cafe, bar and dining provision
  • Business and professional education, including lecture and seminar space for both public and private sector specialists
  • Meeting and function space as an extension to campus facilities

Birmingham Life Sciences Park

Birmingham Life Sciences ParkThe University has purchased 9.9 acres of land at the Battery Park Site in Selly Oak to construct a new Life Sciences Park. Birmingham Life Sciences Park will include state-of-the-art research and commercial facilities that will bring together new and existing partners to drive innovation and help to reinforce the city's reputation as a leader in the Life Sciences field.

The development of the site will afford industry greater access to leading research and facilities, investment prospects and the opportunity to develop their own facility spaces.

School of Engineering

school of engineeringThe new School of Engineering building will provide students with a central social space, along with new seminar rooms, small group tutorial rooms and multifunctional exhibition space.

Molecular Sciences Building

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The new Molecular Sciences Building at the University of Birmingham will be a focal point for strengthening our core research capabilities in the chemical, environmental and bio-molecular sciences.

A designated hub for the School of Chemistry will be created and office/lab accommodation will be provided for existing School academic staff and researchers.

The building will be developed in two phases:

  • Phase I (scheduled 2019-2020)
  • Phase II (scheduled 2023-2024)

The Molecular Sciences Building will enable students to experience a wider range and style of research and it demonstrates our continued commitment to invest in high-quality facilities to enhance the student learning experience.

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Teaching and Learning Centre

 

Plans are now underway for a new purpose-built teaching and learning building, which will be adjacent to the £60m new library and look out towards the Green Heart.

Acting as a hub for education, the building will provide a 500 seat lecture theatre and a 250 seat interactive lecture theatre, along with a range of large, medium and small seminar spaces to support breakout teaching. In addition to embracing modern technology it will offer opportunities for a collaborative approach to learning and support student activities and events. 

Through extended opening hours, along with a café and social learning space, the teaching and learning block will support the modern learning experience at the University of Birmingham