Working with Business

Contact Us

To discuss partnering with us, please contact Chris Conway, the Deputy Head of the Birmingham School of the Built Environment, +44 (0)121 331 7474.

To discuss research opportunities, projects, partnerships or research degree studies, please contact Professor Peter Larkham, +44 (0)121 331 7422.

At Birmingham City University, we are dedicated to improving the way people live and work by contributing new knowledge through our research, consultancy and partnership.

Our University is well respected for its practical research with real world applications; we’re leading innovation and enterprise in industry, government and the professions.

We are passionate about working with partners: many of our research staff are also practitioners with a professional interest in solving industry problems. Working with partners is particularly valuable for our students, giving them real experience and showing them the latest, most up-to-date industry thinking and practices.

We’ve already partnered with Birmingham City Council’s Urban Design project and we are also working in collaboration with several high profile local and national businesses and organisations, including Network Rail, Mitchells & Butlers and Marston’s. We also support school students, encouraging them to pursue higher education and careers in the construction industry.

We’ve helped several partner organisations with consultancy work – sharing our expertise to help them to solve problems or offering new perspectives on an issue.

For an example of how our consultancy work helped a District Council to boost community engagement, please take a look at our case study. This is supplemented with a further feature on a cross Faculty initiative within Birmingham City University to drive the agenda on a ‘Bigger Society’.

We are happy to help with enquiries about consultancy and partnerships in areas such as legal advice, planning, finance, sustainability management and technology. For further information please contact Professor Peter Larkham.