Client: University of Birmingham
Location: Edgbaston Campus, Birmingham
Gage-Tupper & Associates were originally appointed to provide Clerk of Works services for the University in 1996. Our Clerk of Works services have continued to be retained for other Projects at the University which are still ongoing, with the most recent projects being listed below;
School of Engineering
The University has begun work on a new School of engineering building, due for completion in 2020. It will bring together many engineering disciplines into one state-of-the-art building.
Hotel & Conference Centre
172 bed hotel and conference facility near to the University’s existing conference facilities off Edgbaston Park Road creating provision of 220 beds overall. The plans also included the regeneration of Garth House, a Grade II* listed building and Hornton Grange as part of the works to preserve them for future generations. Construction Value £26M. Project commencement November 2016 with completion July 2018.
Post Graduate Teaching Centre
For the Birmingham Business School. 200 seat raked lecture theatre, a 100 seat Harvard style lecture theatre, a 100-seat flat floor lecture theatre, various other smaller teaching rooms and break-out rooms, two computer clusters, offices and café. Construction Value £10M. Project commencement October 2014 with completion February 2016.
University of Birmingham School
A new build comprehensive school that will accommodate 1150 school age pupils from Y7 – Y13 and will be the first University Training School of its kind in the country. Construction Value £19M. Project commencement June 2014 with completion September 2015.
University House Extension
Originally built in 1908, University House was initially a student hall of residence. It has been further extended over the years, most recently in 2002 when it became the home of Birmingham Business School. The latest work will involve the construction of a sympathetic four-storey 34,000 sq ft extension which will be connected to the Grade II-listed building. The two-part extension will comprise one building perpendicular to the existing three-storey University House. The second phase of development will be built at a 30-degree angle to the first building. Construction Value £18M. Project commencement February 2017 with completion due July 2019.
Teaching & Learning Building
Plans are now underway for a new purpose-built Teaching and Learning Building at the heart of campus. A hub for education, the facility will provide a state-of-the-art teaching and social study space to support the modern learning experience at Birmingham. It will consist of a 500-seater lecture theatre, a 250-seater interactive lecture theatre, 10 seminar rooms for 30 students at a time, Learning spaces for up to 1,000 students, which will include areas for individual study, collaborative group work and creative break-out sessions, a café. Due for completion in early 2020, the Teaching and Learning Building will underline the University's commitment to providing the best buildings and facilities for its students, staff and researchers.
New Indoor Sport Centre
This will house the first 50m swimming pool in Birmingham, 3 court sports hall, separate single court sports hall, squash, large fitness gym, performance and rehabilitation centre, numerous activity rooms, climbing wall, and associated changing, plant, office and storage facilities. Construction Value £55M. Project commencement June 2014 with completion February 2016.
Collaborative Teaching Laboratory
Phase 2. New purpose-built facility which has incorporated a wet lab, dry lad and e-lab located between the Learning Centre and Bioscience Building. Construction Value £40M. Project commencement February 2017 with completion July 2018.
This will be a seven-storey building of approx. 17,000sqm located on the main University Campus. Construction Value £37M. Project commencement July 2014 with completion September 2016.
Industrial Research Centre
(Heat Resistance Treatment Centre) Construction of a high temperature research centre at Ansty Park near Coventry, a £60m joint collaboration between the University of Birmingham and Rolls-Royce. The building comprises 5,000sqm a steel framed structure with a tall workshop area to take metal casting furnaces and associated processes with laboratory and office accommodation. Construction Value £13M. Project commencement November 2014 with completion March 2016.
New Institute for Forest Research
To be established by the University of Birmingham to study the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands, and the resilience of trees to pests and diseases. It will include the Free-Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) experiment in the research woodland in Staffordshire Mill Haft. The forest FACE experiment is described by researchers as the ecological version of the Large Hadron Collider, except that it must be built using the equivalent of keyhole surgery, so that the woodland is not disturbed in the process of setting up the experiment. Construction Value £13M. Project commencement July 2014 with completion March 2016.