Building work has begun on a new University dental hospital and dental school at the former BBC Pebble Mill Studios site in Edgbaston.
Housing a range of services for the public plus facilities for the School’s 600 students, the £34 million, four-storey development is set to open in autumn 2015.
Professor Philip Lumley, Head of the School of Dentistry, says: ‘We are thrilled that this landmark project is finally under way. This development is highly strategic for the city of Birmingham, being a key element of the new Edgbaston Medical Quarter, and will further enhance the city’s reputation as a hub of medicine, learning and life sciences.’
Patrick Stewart, Birmingham University Dental Students’ Society (BUDSS) President; Sarah Franks, former BUDSS President; Philip Lumley, Head of the School of Dentistry; Lynne Reynolds, School Administration Manager, attended the turf cutting ceremony for the new dental school and hospital