Joe Belcher

Position: Senior Associate

Management Team

Joe has been at Associated Architects since 2010 and has worked in the higher education sector for many of the Midlands key Universities. His work at the College Court Conference Centre, University of Leicester, earned three regional RIBA Awards in 2014 including Building of the Year and the Conservation Award, an RICS Awards and the AJ’s Retrofit Award.

He has since used his expertise with projects at the University of Birmingham and Loughborough University delivering highly specialised laboratory spaces. Joe has recently completed the Health Futures UTC in West Bromwich for a consortium including the University of Wolverhampton and Ambulance NHS Trust providing a unique teaching platform promoting their innovative 14-18 curriculum.

He is currently delivering the new Library & Student Services Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London. Designed using Passivhaus principles and set within a sensitive historic campus, the new £50m building also provides specialist exhibition and archive facilities.


School of Engineering University of Birmingham New build 10,000sqm of research labs, teaching and academic research offices. £30m

Data Centres University of Birmingham 2 new build centres increasing data storage and capacity. £10m

Molecular Sciences University of Birmingham First phase of a larger masterplan provising research labs and academic research offices. £65m

School of Engineering University of Birmingham UKRINN

The Emily Wilding Building, Library & Student Services Centre Royal Holloway, University of London
10,500sq.m new-build library in sensitive historic campus setting. BREEAM Excellent and Passivhaus design principles £25m.

University House Learning Spaces, University of Birmingham
Existing Business School building refurbishment to create engaging teaching spaces. £2m

Royal Holloway

STEMlab Building Loughborough University 5,000sq.m academic laboratory, teaching and workshop space, £18m.

Quantum Technology Hub University of Birmingham 1,000sq.m of specialised Optical Laboratory and collaborative technology-transfer office space and research space £950k.