We are very pleased to have recently submitted a planning application for the Old Gym at the University of Birmingham; built in 1939-41 by Peacock and Bewlay an important firm of local architects responsible for a number of buildings in the city. The £12.5m refurbishment project changes the existing dated gymnasium facilities into flexible teaching spaces on the ground floor including a lecture theatre, seminar rooms and student break out spaces. The first and second floor proposes open plan office space, seminar and meeting rooms for the Higher Education Futures Institute (HEFI); which includes an extension to the rear of the building.
The reconfigured building aims to achieve a BREEAM Excellent and EPC B rating. Works are scheduled to commence in the summer, with the building ready for student intake in 2018.