Research and Education

Collaborative Teaching Laboratory



The Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL) which is now complete, facilitates the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects and enables enhanced collaborative and interdisciplinary training and engagement. The building provides multifunctional labs suitable for subject-specific and cross-disciplinary teaching and team working.

Key Features:

High specification equipment and modern technologies to support independent learning, including:

  • Dry, Wet and Computer Laboratories
  • More than one-thousand square metres of informal learning spaces

Architect: Sheppard Robson

Contractor: Morgan Sindall

Construction Start Date: January 2017

The building welcomed its first students in September 2019.


National Buried Infrastructure Facility (NBIF)


The National Buried Infrastructure Facility (NBIF) consists of a new state-of-the-art building housing a 25m x 10m x 5m deep test pit for testing buried infrastructure systems, pipeline and small-scale structural testing rigs, material characterisation facilities, material storage and test assembly areas, and a visualisation suite and knowledge transfer centre.

Construction Start Date: July 2017

Scheduled Completion: August 2018

Scheduled Occupation: October 2018

Frankland Building

Frankland Building Academic OfficeA new base in the Frankland building will help to transform the staff and student experience.  The refurbishment of the Frankland building will provide a range of facilities, including:

  • A relocated centre for music practice, rehearsal and professional recording
  • A new home for English language and Applied Linguistics (ELAL)
  • Further office space for the Law school
  • Quiet study space for CAL doctoral students

Practical completion is currently scheduled for September 2019.

Harding Project

Harding Study SpaceThe former Harding Library was updated to create a greatly enhanced and re-planned student study space and a new specialist moot room.

Construction Start Date: March 2017

Scheduled Completion: October 2017

New Moot Room

Aston Webb B Block Refurbishment

Aston WebbThe refurbishment of Aston Webb B block is delivering a range of sector-leading learning spaces - bringing it back into student use as part of a wider project to advance the regeneration of our heritage buildings within and surrounding the Aston-Webb semi-circle.

Business School Extension

bus school extensionBusiness School 2

Plans to extend the Business School on the East of campus are underway.


Professional Services