UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 30 APRIL 2014
Birmingham City University has unveiled the new name for its latest building.
‘The Curzon Building’ is the latest development in the University’s multi-million pound estates plan and is situated in the heart of the City’s learning quarter in Eastside, adjacent to the University’s current Parkside Building and Millennium Point.
The name was proposed by a member of staff and reflects the location of the building in a historical area of the city, situated next to the old Curzon Street Station and Curzon Street.
The £63m Curzon Building is currently being constructed and is due to open by summer 2015 and will house Birmingham City Business School, together with the Schools of English, Law and Social Sciences.
Professor Cliff Allan, Vice-Chancellor at Birmingham City University, said: "The Curzon Building will offer our students a unique social learning space, including a dedicated student hub, which will incorporate all student support services.
“Positioning the university at the heart of the city will attract students to Birmingham and enable our students to interact better with the city. It will allow us to capitalise on existing connections to engage with local and national business to support our focus on professional and practice-based courses and development to attract and retain highly skilled graduates in the region.”