Model of new Birmingham City University campus goes on show
A model of Birmingham City University's planned city centre campus has been unveiled near to the site where it will be built.
The scheme will form part of the Eastside regeneration zone in Birmingham City Centre, while the model, plus the latest images and designs for the project, goes on display at Millennium Point on Saturday from 9.30pm to 12.30pm.
Leader of Birmingham City Council, Councillor Mike Whitby, said: "This showcase will give visitors a real flavour of how the proposed scheme is taking shape. This is a flagship development for Birmingham and will add immeasurably to the city’s cultural and education offer.
"The complex will be boosted by the addition of our City Park and when completed the entire Eastside site will add a new dimension to our city centre.
"The Eastside location is one of the largest regeneration plots in the UK and the new Birmingham City University campus is ensuring that despite difficult times the pace of change and momentum of development in the city continues to the benefit of the city and the entire region."
Birmingham City University is working in partnership with Birmingham City Council and Advantage West Midlands to bring new life to the Eastside area of the city, providing educational opportunities to thousands of people throughout the region and beyond.
Outline planning permission has been granted and further detailed proposals for the new campus are due to be submitted to the city planners in early November for planning approval.
University Vice-Chancellor Professor David Tidmarsh added: "Our new campus project is pivotal to the Eastside regeneration scheme and aims to create a centre for cultural and creative activities with a world-class reputation."
The state-of-the-art development will include fully operational television studios, a library, performance theatre, 250-seat lecture theatre and a learning resource centre. Incorporated inside the iconic campus buildings will be cutting edge technologies to enhance the student experience and support business engagement.
Interested viewers can also take a tour around a ‘virtual exhibition’ by visiting a new microsite: www.bcu.ac.uk/citycentre.
This online facility features an image gallery which reflects the vision for the state-of-the-art building and also takes visitors on a virtual fly-through of the ambitious Eastside project, of which the new campus will be a pivotal part.