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August 17, 2015

Birmingham City University in UK seeks planning permission for campus extension

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Birmingham city university campus extension

Birmingham City University in the UK has submitted a detailed planning application to develop a £41m campus extension.

The proposed expansion is intended to house the university’s new School of Life Sciences, as well as the relocated School of Education.

Planned to be developed at its City South campus in Edgbaston, the 10,500m² building will boost the university’s capacity for student admissions and enable it to offer a wider range of courses, such as those for health, nutrition, biomedical science, and sports.

Birmingham City University Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences executive dean professor Ian Blair said: "This planning application is anticipated as the first step on the road to ensuring Birmingham City University can take our already extensive health and education provision to the next level."

"State-of-the-art laboratories and a sports hall [will enable] the university to extend its academic reach into life sciences and nutrition."

The building will also include state-of-the-art laboratories and a sports hall, enabling the university to extend its academic reach into life sciences and nutrition.

A formal planning application for the project is expected to be submitted by the end of this year.

Sheppard Robson has been selected as the architect for the development, and will be supported by White Young Green as the structural and civil engineer.

Couch Perry Wilkes is the scheme’s mechanical and service engineer, while the Sweet Group has been appointed as cost consultant.


Image: Architect Sheppard Robson designed the proposed building at Birmingham City University campus. Photo: courtesy of Birmingham City University.

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