Departments from across the School are largely based within the refurbished Muirhead Tower on the University’s main Edgbaston campus offering state-of-the-art teaching and research study facilities including free wifi throughout the building and dedicated study areas for postgraduate research students.
Muirhead Tower comprises 12,000sq.m of floor space between two towers. The tower includes a number of sustainable features including solar shading (known in the trade as brise soliel) to control temperatures, as well as low energy fans; timed lighting to reduce energy waste; natural ventilation systems and a heat source taken from the University’s combined heat and power generator.
The space has been designed to create modern, attractive spaces for teaching and research accommodating 150 academic offices, 230 "hubs" for post graduate research students, teaching rooms for up to 100 people and a 200 seat lecture theatre.
Cadburys research library
The Cadbury Research Library, in the Muirhead Tower, is the new home for Special Collections and Archives of the University of Birmingham. The archive consist of approximately 120,000 pre-1850 books dating from 1471 and some 3 million manuscripts. Special Collections is responsible for directly supporting the University's research, learning and teaching agenda by collecting and making fully accessible all collections and seeking to acquire material which ties into this agenda.
The Cadbury Research Library welcomes all interested users, both staff and students of the University and members of the public.