University School of Engineering Tops Out

We have celebrated the topping out of a new School of Engineering building at the University of Birmingham

The topping out of the building marked the latest step in the the new 136,500 sq ft school, which 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.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Birmingham Professor Andy Schofield carried out the ceremonial duties. He said: “We are whole-heartedly committed to providing the very best facilities for tomorrow’s engineers, and this building is set to put generations of undergraduates in the right direction for a successful career. It has been a pleasure to celebrate the topping out of this building, and I am particularly delighted to have some of our students here to witness it.”

Associated Architects Director Warren Jukes said:  “Our design responds to the University’s vision of creating a hub for enabling and showcasing sector-leading research collaborations, and effectively training the next generation of engineers.  We’ve immensely enjoyed leading its development with a wide range of stakeholders.  Today marks an exciting milestone in seeing that vision taking form on site!”