Tim Cornbill

Position: Associate

Tim joined Associated Architects in 2007 for his year out from studying Architecture at the University of Manchester. He qualified as an architect in 2013 and was promoted to Associate in 2017  working, predominantly, in the higher education sector.

In 2016, he delivered the New Library at the University of Birmingham as Project Architect, having worked on the design from the 2011 feasibility study. The £43m library is a 17,000sq.m, six storey, low energy facility, with 62 kilometres of shelving, achieving EPC A and BREEAM ‘Excellent’ status. The state of the art building has been described as heralding a new generation of libraries in higher education.

He is currently delivering the Centre for Human Brain Health for the University of Birmingham. The CfHBH is a research building for the School of Psychology with a technical brief to include an MRI and MEG scanner. Tim is also delivering the Centre for Cyber Security in Hereford for the University of Wolverhampton, a £7m new build which will provide a national point of excellence for cyber and security related business expertise.



Centre for Cyber Security, University of Wolverhampton. New build 2,250 sq.m, 3 storey building will be constructed using a CLT structure with 16 cyber tenant units and training facilities. £7m

Centre for Human Brain Health, University of Birmingham. New build 1,800 sq.m research facility for the School of Psychology. £6m

New Library, University of Birmingham. A new build 17,000sq.m. research library, cultural gateway and cafe operating at very low energy levels EPC A & BREEAM Excellent. £43m

Jarratt Hall, University of Birmingham. Student village comprising 4, 5 and 6 person student flat arrangements designed to Passivhaus standards providing 120 en-suite bedrooms and support facilities. £8m.

The Performance Hub, University of Wolverhampton. A new £17m building for the performing arts departments.

Health Design and Technology Institute, Coventry University. Situated in the existing university technology park. The building is based around a central space that will be used for exhibitions, functions, meetings and breakout areas. £5m

Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham. Refurbishment of landmark 1960’s tower situated in the main campus. £26m