School of Engineering University of Birmingham UKRINN

All systems go for School of Engineering

Approval has been granted for plans for our new School of Engineering which featuring a rail innovation centre at the University of Birmingham.

Situated on the Edgbaston campus, the new 136,500 sq ft  school will comprise of 26,900 sq ft dedicated to research partnerships with the rail industry as part of the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN).

UKRRIN is a £92m partnership between the rail supply chain and eight universities with the project due for completion in 2020.

A document from Birmingham City Council said: “The scheme will enable the university to improve the quality of its teaching facilities and create new teaching space without an adverse effect on the identified
material considerations.

“The proposal will be a sustainable addition to the campus and enhance the ecological value of the site.”

You can see a fly-through of the project on our YouTube page:

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