• Iconic 10-storey new building will provide work, teaching and social learning space as well as a ground floor public arcade
  • Dynamic new marker building to Aston University
  • Part of an ambitious masterplan for Aston University campus
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Landmark 10-storey Aston University building has been approved


Landmark 10-storey Aston University building has been approved


  • Iconic 10-storey new building will provide work, teaching and social learning space as well as a ground floor public arcade
  • Dynamic new marker building to Aston University
  • Part of an ambitious masterplan for Aston University campus

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Plans for a distinctive lantern-style building providing work, teaching and social learning space at Aston University have been approved by Birmingham City Council (August 5th 2021).

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.

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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 established, equipped with USB ports and Wi-Fi charging spots to enable students to study outside.

The project team also includes Price & Myers, Exterior Architecture (ExA), Ridge and Partners, Hoare Lee, CDM Associates, CBRE and PMP Consultants.

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