The University of Birmingham has received the go-ahead for a new state-of-the-art School of Engineering. The green light came from Birmingham City Council today, amid plans that will provide an excellent academic building for the benefit of students, staff and researchers. The new School of Engineering will sit alongside a world class centre of excellence in rail in partnership with industry, focusing on digital systems.
The award-nominated University of Birmingham library uses 65% less energy to heat than the building it replaced. The facility, which opened in 2016, is bigger than its predecessor by more than 1,000 square metres, and also uses 3,688 fewer kilowatt hours of electricity every year.