Birmingham Business School extension

The Business School will soon see an expansion to its main home, University House, with the construction of an £18 million extension.

Built in 1908, University House was originally 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 and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall who are delivering the project have extensive experience of constructing sympathetic extensions to listed buildings.

Birmingham Business School extension

The new facilities will bring teams across the school together and enable them to work better together. Currently, the business school is split across five separate buildings.

The new improved University House facilities will join those provided in the Alan Walters Building, the school’s new Postgraduate Teaching Centre. Alan Walters opened its doors to students in autumn 2016 and is devoted to the teaching of postgraduate courses. It contains several distinctive features for students of Business School postgraduate programmes, including a Harvard style lecture theatre communal areas for studying and group work. Since it’s opening, the building has seen a host of high profile events including our Distinguished Leader alumni lectures and the annual Alan Walters Lecture.

Alan Walters Building

Alan Walters image credited to Quintin Lake

The University House expansion is part of The University of Birmingham’s investment of more than £600 million to transform its campus between 2016 – 2026 with a series of pioneering projects designed to benefit students, staff and the local community.