University of Birmingham - Post Graduate Building

Design & Build

The Design & Build of a three storey purpose built teaching centre for the University's Post Graduate Business School. With an exposed RC in-situ frame, the building has been designed to be architecturally prominent.
Additional design features include a triple height atrium and a flat roof with aesthetically pleasing lighting. The exterior is matched by the high quality internal specification, which includes terrazzo flooring, oak panelling, oak veneer doors and stainless steel ironmongery.
Situated on the campus' Green Corridor, the high quality building will set the standard for upcoming building works.

Each storey contains:​

Ground Floor
  • Kitchen, cafe and social area
  • Toilets
  • 100 student flat lecture theatre
  • Careers in business room
  • Meeting rooms
  • 200 student raked lecture theatre (which extends to the first floor)
  • Financial trading centre
First Floor
  • Two 48 student seminar rooms
  • 32 student seminar room
  • Master of Science office
  • Meeting rooms
  • Toilets
Second Floor
  • 100 student Harvard style lecture theatre
  • 32 student seminar room
  • Meeting rooms
  • Booths
  • Offices
  • PC Suite
  • Lounge and circulation area
The building will achieve a BREEAM 'Very Good' Rating and, through effective mechanical and electrical design, has an Energy Efficiency A Rating.

Situated within the University of Birmingham's campus and adjacent to an existing Business School building, we undertook measures to ensure we minimised disruption and promoted safety; the length of the construction meant our works continued through the entire academic calendar. Led by the Project Manager, we held regular meetings with University representatives, including those from the adjacent Business School, to discuss the progress of the works and any upcoming developments. Through this communication, we effectively coordinated our works, carefully adapting our programme to avoid noisy operations during exam periods for example.