Welcome to STEAMhouse


Our brand new £70 million pound building, STEAMhouse, is the new home of Computing and Digital Technology. Based at our expanding City Centre Campus, this state-of-the-art centre will give students access to outstanding facilities and equipment, as well as opportunities to collaborate with people and businesses across multiple sectors and work on real industry-based projects.

Welcome to STEAMhouse, the new home of Computing and Digital Technology. Let's take a look around. STEAMhouse has many teaching rooms across four floors which are open and mouldable and offer agile learning. This is Challenge Hub, STEAMhouse's major event space. Many external and internal guest speakers have been invited to STEAMhouse sessions - just in this very room such as the Mayor of Birmingham, the Vice Chancellor, guest speakers and the Chambers of Commerce. There's also been many cool events such as Careers Fair and Innovation Fest. It's a great opportunity for students network with local businesses and professionals, right next to where you'll be studying. This is STEAMhouse's production space it's used by local businesses to print, prototype and manufacture products. It's a great opportunity for students to network with business professionals, especially if they're aspiring entrepreneurs. This is the co-working space where businesses can meet, network and collaborate. It's in the heart of STEAMhouse right next to the Business Incubator and the teaching rooms. This is the STEAMhouse incubator, home of many businesses with their own office space. Being so close to teaching facilities opens up so many opportunities for students to get involved. This is one of STEAMhouse's innovative classrooms which offers open spaces for you to learn. There's also lots of comfy study areas for you to come and catch up on your work. Just look at this amazing environment.

Take a look around

Come along on a tour of STEAMhouse, and see how students and businesses are making the most of this exciting, new facility. 

What is STEAMhouse?

STEAMhouse is a centre for technology, innovation, creative thinking, prototyping and business development. The building will provide new teaching and learning spaces for our computing and digital technology students; alongside facilities and space for businesses wanting to base themselves in the heart of our City Centre Campus and form collaborative partnerships with the University. It will generate incredible opportunities for the West Midlands as it will drive innovation and research to create business solutions that will fuel long-term economic growth.

Six things you need to know about STEAMhouse

We’ve listed six things you should know about our new state-of-the-art centre, including what it means for our students and the benefits of project-based learning and teaching.

Entrepreneurship at BCU

At Birmingham City University, we're committed to helping entrepreneurial students achieve their full potential. Our innovative STEAMhouse building and employability services mean we have the highest number of student and graduate business start-ups of any university in the West Midlands (HESA, 2022).

STEAMhouse in the news

The University was announced as the winner of the Victorian Society’s Birmingham and West Midlands Conservation Award for breathing new life into a major historical building in the city.

Showcasing STEAMhouse at Birmingham City University

Under the backdrop of the Innovation Fest, in this video we see how technology is occupying the space of STEAMhouse, and what this newly opened facility has to offer.

what next?

  • Book an Open Day

    The best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person, chat to our staff and students, and check out our facilities.

  • Computing and Digital Technology courses

    Browse our full list of courses offered within the school of Computing and Digital Technology 

  • Order a prospectus

    Our prospectuses offer a wealth of information. You can order an undergraduate or postgraduate version, or download a copy now.