Green Heart University of Birmingham

Major university framework appointment

Having collaborated with them for almost 20 years, we are delighted to have been appointed to the University of Birmingham’s new ten-year Architectural-led Design Framework as part of their Build Higher Construction Framework.

Director Warren Jukes said,

“We are delighted to have been appointed to this framework, continuing our relationship with the university. We look forward to working closely with the university and playing our role in the development of this world-class institution. We have been involved in a wide variety of projects across the entire campus – current projects on site include the School of Engineering project and the “one of a kind” National Buried Infrastructure Facility, and recently submitted for planning is the Molecular Sciences project – a £400m phased scheme to add to the University’s sciences portfolio providing research laboratories and academic research offices which will be the campus’ largest building.”

Speaking about the frameworks, University of Birmingham Director of Estates Trevor Payne said,

“We have an ambitious plan for the future of our campus and our objective is to create the best possible environment in which our students can achieve and our academic colleagues can undertake world-leading research. The creation of our own construction framework is a natural next step, as we look to secure the support of the very best in the industry. The frameworks will be for 10 years and will be open for use by all HE Institutions, reflecting the vision we have for the University and the sector as a whole.”

Recent major projects that Associated Architects have completed for the university include the SCONUL Award-winning New Campus Library, The Green Heart (pictured above), The Old Gym, The University of Birmingham School, Aston Webb C Block, The Lapworth Museum of Geology, Gisbert Kapp, and the sensitive refurbishment and remodelling of the Grade II listed 1960s Metallurgy and Materials Building which won an Architect’s Journal Retro-fit Conservation Award.

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