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New city centre campus for Eastside.

OJEU notice out now, BDP masterplanners. Planning application due this summer.



 

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Interesting! Any more info in OJEU?

And can we take anything from the park design there?

And does the fact that Curzon St Station and The Woodman (is that what it's called?) are highlighted there mean they are going to be included in the development?

Sorry, lots of questions!
 

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And does the fact that Curzon St Station and The Woodman (is that what it's called?) are highlighted there mean they are going to be included in the development?
I think they are highlighted to show the listed buildings in the area. They are markers for the immediate area too.

The design looks pretty good. I didn't know it actually went right up to the viaduct. It's good they have included a connection to the park too.
 

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They are including a performance hall in their campus - maybe Curzon St Stn could fulfil that? :)
 

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This can go here from January

A Post article on BCU's eastside development. Plans are being developed by 'architects BDP, the firm behind the £530 million University Hospital Birmingham'.

£130m campus plan revealed
Jan 22 2008

By Shahid Naqvi


A deal has been signed to create a new university campus focusing on creative industries in the heart of Birmingham's Eastside in Digbeth.

Birmingham City University's £130 million complex will be spread over 37,000 sq metres and be a major component of the emerging learning and leisure quarter.

It will provide a base for the the university's respected Birmingham Conservatoire concert hall as well as becoming the focus of the university's creative and performing arts, technology and design and construction and media courses.

Design plans for the multi-million pound centre are currently being worked on by architects BDP, the firm behind the £530 million University Hospital Birmingham.

BCU has signed an agreement to acquire a 4.1-acre site from Birmingham City Council to build the new campus.

BCU's vice chancellor Professor David Tidmarsh said: "This is a very significant development for Birmingham City University and is a major plank in the achievement of our plans to grow the university by 50 per cent over the next ten years."


The university's Skillset Media Academy will also be located in the new centre.
http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk...objectid=20379579&siteid=50002-name_page.html

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This is the OJEU notice I posted on March 7th.

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
UK-Birmingham: city centre campus development, core consultants.

Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Birmingham City University is seeking to procure a range of professional and other consultancy services to design and implement its proposed new campus development.Architectural, engineering, construction, legal, accounting and other professional services. Architectural design services

Total quantity or scope:
Birmingham City University (formerly The University of Central England) established by statute in March 1992, is a large provider of higher and further education located on a number of sites within the City. It has been formed by combining smaller institutions in Birmingham to create a major educational establishment comprising some 23,000 students and 3,000 staff. The current Corporate Plan anticipates student numbers (full and part-time) to increase to 33,000. Currently, there are seven educational faculties operating on seven campus sites delivering over 300 courses. The student catchment area extends from inner Birmingham across the UK and beyond to the Far East and the United States. The University's ambition in ten years time is to have achieved a national and international reputation for the excellence of its teaching; for the exemplary nature of its engagement with business, the professions and the community; and for the quality of its research. To achieve this ambition it is necessary to build upon existing achievements; create new areas of excellence and invest in its infrastructure, facilities and business processes to meet the expectations of our students, customers and partners. To promote successes more actively and reinforce a sense of pride in what has been achieved, there is a need to build a momentum of change, and an institution that is sustainable financially, ethically and academically; capable of investing in its own future and meeting the needs of society. The University has concluded a development agreement leading to the acquisition of a long leasehold interest in a 4.17 acre plot of land at New Canal Street within the Eastside area of Birmingham City Centre. The University recognises the opportunity it now has to deliver significant change and impact on the area through a flagship development that seeks to encourage community and business involvement to provide a catalyst for economic and physical development. It is also an opportunity to engage with the local population to ultimately raise the profile of Birmingham and the region. A consultant team is in place to develop the Master Plan for the site in collaboration with key client groups and other stakeholders and to submit this Master Plan for Outline Planning Permission. It is expected that the development will comprise some 35,000 square metres of accommodation in one or more buildings including a small concert hall and recital space and a library / learning resources centre adjacent to a new park being procured by Birmingham City Council. It is imperative that the completed scheme is an exemplar of good practice in terms of its use of resources and the extent to which it embraces renewable energy technologies leading to a minimum carbon footprint. The University is now seeking to appoint the rest of the consultant team to deliver its vision. It is estimated that the total value of the whole scheme excluding site acquisition costs and value added tax is some 150 million GBP

DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME-LIMIT FOR COMPLETION:
Starting: 12.7.2008

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate:
Envisaged minimum number: 4. Maximum number: 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As stated in the PQQ and tender documentation

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:
7.4.2008 - 16:00.

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates:
12.5.2008.
http://ted.europa.eu/Exec?DataFlow=...umber=65343-2008&docId=65343-2008&StatLang=EN

UK-Birmingham: city centre campus development, additional consultants.
http://ted.europa.eu/Exec?DataFlow=...umber=65342-2008&docId=65342-2008&StatLang=EN

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Hmmm. My initial reaction was: "Oh no, does this mean Eastside park will be overrun with students, rather than a place for workers in the technology park we were promised."
But actually that's a bit of a slur on students. And why shouldn't we have a beautifully developed part of the city for students. After all, when they have finished their courses and heading out into the wide world they'll be taking away a very positive and affectionate view of Birmingham.
I'll be interested to see how this turns out.


Afterthought:
Will this new university campus be needing a library?
I'm sure the council have some second-hand designs by a leading architect knocking around somewhere.
 

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Well hopefuly it will encourage hi-tech companies to relocate, as you have Aston and BCU within a small area, plus the Aston Science Park, what you don't need however is it to look like a out of town business park (or Telford as it is otherwise known :shifty:).
 

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Afterthought:
Will this new university campus be needing a library?
I'm sure the council have some second-hand designs by a leading architect knocking around somewhere.
:rofl:

I thought something like that - why not use the Rogers' design anyway?
 

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Doesn't the Rodgers design take up the same site that BCU now own, its one or the other i'm afraid.
 

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Yes, they are having a joint "Learning Centre" as BCU like to call it. It will cover 4 faculties - TIC, BSA, BIAD and Conservatoire. It's going to be big, needs to serve 6,000 students on this site, and 2,500 more at Millennium Point. 8,500 students in total. ~4,000 will be moving from the two faculties on this site when the move happens.
 

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Isn't Latifs the other side of the viaduct?
 

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Yes on the other side. It is soon to go as a part of the Warwick Bar development?

It is going on the two grass areas, some old building which is still there and the round part that looks like a water feature is a car park.
 
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