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Parkside Building, Birmingham City University

Landmark university building in Birmingham city centre, housing the institute of art and design

This landmark £61 million project was the first phase of the university's City Centre Campus.

Underlining our track record for creating new campuses at universities, this 18,310 square metre, five-storey facility on Birmingham’s Eastside is home to the university's institute of art and design (BIAD). It includes a media hub with TV, radio and photographic studios.

The design allows for daylight and natural ventilation, with air-conditioned studios at ground floor, and an open courtyard at higher levels.

The new Eastside campus built by us also includes the Curzon building

Low energy targets have been met by a high-performance external envelope with mechanical ventilation limited to studios and workshops. Renewable energy sources including biomass and solar photovoltaic panels helped achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating and EPC A rating.

The building is connected to Millennium Point, home to other university faculties, via a bridge link.


  • First phase of the the university's City Centre Campus – we also built phase two
  • BREEAM Excellent-rated, with biomass and photovoltaic panels
  • Design allows for daylight and natural ventilation
  • Transforms Millennium Quarter in heart of Birmingham



Birmingham (Snowhill - Construction)

One Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham

B4 6GN

Tel: 0121 236 9668