Major New Projects

3 Centenary Square

 2 Centenary Square

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

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Birmingham Health Innovation Campus

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 Health Innovation Campus  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


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.


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


The University is developing a series of activities based at the Tyseley Energy Park. Fundamental to this is the current construction of the Birmingham Energy Institute Centre. 

The building combines a large open plan instrustrial space with a mixed use office, welfare and reception building in a soft and hard landscaped environment.

The scheme is being delivered utilising a £7m funding package from GBSLEP also supported by the University, and will offer a home to a number of successful sustainable science research themes as part of a wider investment package. 

Specialist Main Contractor A+H commenced on site in April 2020 delivering a planned in-use date of September 2021 incorporating:

  • Piling and Groundworks
  • Steel Frame Super-structure
  • Cladding 
  • MEP and Specialist Services
  • Laboratory installation
  • Gantry Crane Installation
  • External Landscaping

The BEIC Development is the first planned completion of a number of schemes on the Tyseley Energy Park and will provide an exciting new home for the activities of the University of Birmingham Energy Institute.

Medical Physics

The University is working with Neutron Therapeutics and EPSRC to deliver a space to carry out work with a Hyperion Neutron Accelerator and to support connected activities and spaces within the school in collaboration with local enterprises and in the production of isotopes for PET scanning in the NHS.

The space is located adjacent to the existing Medical Physics Building and is predominantly below ground in a secure concrete facility. 

GF Tomlinson are carrying out the Main works, which are due to complete in August 2021, and the installation of the specialist equipment will follow thereafter. 

Works include: 

Excavation and Ground Preparation

Concrete base and Super-structure 

Specialist supporting MEP facitilies 

Shielding materials.


Works are progressing in a managed approach with Equipment Manufacturers, the Scientific Community and Construction Professionals.

The Capital scheme is support by £2m external funding granted by EPSRC in 2019, and the research forms part of an extended funding package. 


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