Aston University, Teaching Block, Aston Street, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

This new ten-storey building will become a shining new beacon at the forefront of the Aston University gateway. With public and teaching uses, it is sure to become an instant landmark.


Aston Street, Birmingham, B4 7ET

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Client: Aston University

Architect(s): Hawkins\Brown, Exterior Architecture

Principal Designer: CDM Associates

Project Manager: Ridge LLP

Quantity Surveyor: PMP Consultants

Civil & Structural Engineer: Price & Myers

MEP, Fire, Acoustic, Lighting: Hoare Lea

Contractor: TBA

Planning Consultant: CBRE


In brief

This one-of-a-kind building complex is part of Aston University’s dramatic new campus renovation overhaul.

Sat at 10-storeys, this Hawkins Brown designed building is divided into two playful elements: the lower civic plinth, which will open onto a landscaped plaza and will contain a public arcade, café, lecture theatres, and other key public functions; and the upper uni pavilion, which will be a visually striking lantern with roof terraces and teaching spaces.

It's all part of Aston University’s vision and long-term strategy to create a 'destination campus' over the next decade, centred around a central landscaped plaza, with high-quality education and innovation.

Within the landscaped plaza new trees and study spaces will be formulated, with USB connections and Wi-Fi charging stations.

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Project dates

30 Jul 2021 - On-going


Construction & regeneration, Modern Architecture


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