Transforming the City
At Birmingham City University we are supporting economic, social and cultural improvement in Birmingham. Key to this is our plan for an expanded City Centre Campus — which is also part of Birmingham City Council's Eastside expansion — turning this area of the city into a hub for education and creative development.
Expansion to Curzon Building
Initial work on a six storey extension to The Curzon Building, known as Curzon B, is underway.
The main building works on the site are due to begin in May 2016, ahead of completion in 2017. It will be home to a range of new facilities, including extensive space for experimental and social learning. The building will accommodate approximately 3,000 students and staff.
The Curzon Building
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The Curzon Building — a state-of-the-art addition to our City Centre Campus — is now open and is home to our Business, English, Law and Social Sciences students.
The 24,300m² Curzon Building, which is the second phase of our City Centre Campus expansion, provides a student support hub as well as a new library, teaching and IT space, plus other student-facing facilities.
The construction of The Curzon Building also saw the complete restoration of a Victorian pub, The Eagle and Ball, which offers a unique new home to the Students Union. The Eagle and Ball pub was built between 1840 and 1850 and was known as The Moby Dick when it closed in 2007. More about the Eagle and Ball.
What do our students think?
"It's shaping out to be a great futuristic building."
English student Isaac moved into the building in September and had an exclusive tour of the new facilities.
The new Birmingham Conservatoire officially opened its doors in September 2017.
Part of Birmingham City University, the £57 million Birmingham Conservatoire boasts five new public performance spaces, including a 500-seat concert hall, a 150-seat recital hall and a 100-seat organ studio.
Furthermore, the new building includes The Lab, a cutting edge, completely flexible black-box studio, and the first permanent jazz space in any UK conservatoire – the 80-seat Eastside Jazz Club.
The historic Conservatoire’s new state-of-the-art home is the first purpose-built music college to be constructed in the UK since 1987 and the only one in the country which has been specifically designed to cater for the demands of the digital age.
Convenient Birmingham city centre location
The new Conservatoire is just a short distance from New Street and Moor Street train stations, in the heart of the City’s learning quarter, which is already home to Birmingham City University’s City Centre Campus, the ThinkTank Museum, and the Birmingham Ormiston Academy.