Aston University, Teaching Block, Aston Street, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

This new ten-storey building will become a shining new beacon at the forefront of the Aston University gateway. With public and teaching uses, it is sure to become an instant landmark.


Aston Street

Birmingham, B4 7ET

View site map HERE.

Artists Impression from Hawkins\Brown.


Client: Aston University

Architect(s): Hawkins\Brown & Exterior Architecture

Contractor: TBA

Enquiries: CBRE


In brief

Aston University will soon see a new landmark 10-storey building as the University begins its campus overhaul.

Providing high quality work and social learning spaces, the unique development will feature a ground floor public arcade, cafe & second floor terraces.

The building represents the first stage of Aston University’s masterplan and long-term strategy to revamp their estate, as they bid to create a ‘destination campus’ over the next decade – a hub comprising high-quality education and innovation set around a central landscaped plaza.

The Hawkins\Brown design is split into two playful elements: the lower civic plinth - containing a public café, lecture theatres & other key public functions - will open out onto the landscaped plaza; and the upper university pavilion: a visually striking lantern with roof terraces and a variety of teaching spaces.

Within the outdoor plaza, new trees & study spaces will be formed, equipped with USB ports and Wi-Fi charging spots to enable students to study outside.

Whilst the development would see the removal of the Tipping Triangles Fountain, it will be moved elsewhere on campus once the commissioning of a campus-wide landscaping masterplan has been completed.

A car-free development, cycle spaces are offered in abundance and will be provided around the site.

Artists Impression from Hawkins\Brown.

Artists Impression from Hawkins\Brown.

Artists Impression from Hawkins\Brown.

Building functions - image from Hawkins\Brown.

Site plan - image from Hawkins\Brown.


Here at It's Your Build and Birmingham We Are, we will keep you up to date with this ambitious new development at Aston University. Be sure to follow the development here with us.

Project dates

30 Jul 2021 - On-going


Construction & regeneration, Modern Architecture


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Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520