UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 19 AUGUST 2013
On Thursday 8 August, staff and assembled guests, including Professor Christopher Prince, Executive Dean of Birmingham City Business School, marked the start of the construction of Birmingham City University's Phase 2 of the City Centre Campus development, near Millennium Point.
To mark the occasion, a turf cutting ceremony was held, and a Birmingham City University time capsule was buried on site (to be opened in 2063), by the University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Cliff Allan and Willmott Dixon's Midlands Managing Director Peter Owen. It is hoped that the new building will allow students to interact more with the city.
Professor Allan, commented: "Our aim is to create a building which acts as a social learning space. The building will also include a student hub, which will incorporate all student support services." The development should also benefit people of Birmingham, not just students. Peter Owen, said: "Phase 2 will bring over £30 million worth of investment into the city through businesses in and around Birmingham." It is expected that students will be able to study at the site in 2015.