The Green Heart Project


Our striking new parkland in the centre of the University of Birmingham’s historic campus will be created following the completion of the new Library in September 2016.

With work beginning in early 2017, the Green Heart will be completed in 2019. 

Measuring 12.1 acres, the Green Heart project will open up the centre of campus for students, staff and the local community to enjoy.

It will provide a space for performances, socialising, meeting and working, while opening up views across the whole campus, as envisaged in the 1920s. 

The space will also enhance the setting of those buildings which border the Green Heart, including the new academic Library which opened in September 2016. It will open up new pedestrian and cycle routes, allowing students, staff and visitors to the campus to move between different areas with ease. 

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The University is committed to ensuring the new Green Heart brings benefits to our whole campus community and have engaged in a full consultation led by experts, Nomad RDC Ltd. The results of which will be shared shortly.




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