Molecular Sciences building

The University of Birmingham is investing in a new Molecular Sciences building, which will provide a designated hub for the School of Chemistry along with facilities for the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES).

Conceptual illustration of the University of Birmingham's Molecular Sciences building

We are committed to providing the best academic buildings for the benefit of staff and students. This facility, due to complete in 2023, will strengthen our core research capabilities in the chemical, environmental and bio-molecular sciences, fostering an environment in which world class research can be carried out. It will be a showcase for research and innovation and a place to connect that research to education, promoting collaborative work.

This is the first phase of a multi-phased master plan that will provide further academic accommodation in the coming years and will facilitate greater collaborative working between University academics and Schools, as well as with industry and partner institutions.

Morgan Sindall Construction is a tier one UK construction business creating inspiring places that enhance the communities in which we all live, learn, work, play, care and protect. So whether that’s constructing a state-of-the-art university buildings for students to study, or a new leisure centre for the public to enjoy, their teams are focused on delivering real value that extends beyond the build. Whether that is through innovative solutions on projects, contributing to sustainable communities, or providing opportunities to deliver a future-fit workforce for our industry, the teams walk every step of the way with their stakeholders with a purpose to create sought-after experiences, and everything in-between.

William Bloss

William Bloss

Professor of Atmospheric Science

“The University of Birmingham is investing in a new Molecular Sciences Building, the MSB, which will provide a hub for the School of Chemistry and facilities for the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES). We are devoted to translating research into impact, specifically in the areas of Environmental Sciences and Sustainability. We are looking forward to collaborating with colleagues, industry and partner institutions to address global challenges in a research facility that will be a core space for new ideas and new ground-breaking ways of thinking.”

Professor Rachel O'Reilly

Professor Rachel O'Reilly

Head of School of Chemistry

“The Molecular Sciences building will strengthen our core research capabilities in the chemical, environmental and biomolecular sciences, fostering an environment for carrying out world-class research. This vibrant, inclusive workplace with state-of-the-art facilities will attract talent from the broadest pool. We look forward to working in our flexible space that will allow greater staff, student and external stakeholder interaction.”

Molecular Sciences Building walkthrough