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The new Molecular Sciences Building at the University of Birmingham will be a focal point for strengthening our core research capabilities in the chemical, environmental and bio-molecular sciences.

A designated hub for the School of Chemistry will be created and office/lab accommodation will be provided for existing School academic staff and researchers.

The building will be developed in two phases:

Phase I (scheduled 2019-2020)
Phase II (scheduled 2023-2024)
The Molecular Sciences Building will enable students to experience a wider range and style of research and it demonstrates our continued commitment to invest in high-quality facilities to enhance the student learning experience.

https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/estates/5-Year-Capital-Plan/Major-New-Projects.aspx
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And the scale of both phases...

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Wow! It's massive! is this part of the battery park redevelopment?
Wow! It's massive! is this party of the battery park redevelopment?
Nope in addition to it! The University is seriously investing in its facilities I expect it to really push the city forward with all this investment!
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As much as I have sympathy with the students for having to pay these huge fees (it was all paid for back in the early 90s :)), it does mean the Unis are awash with money.
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That's the main campus, I like the design, contrasts nicely with the historic setting.
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https://www.constructionenquirer.com/2018/11/23/bidders-day-for-40m-birmingham-uni-science-block/

Bidders day for £40m Birmingham Uni science block


The University of Birmingham will hold a bidders day next month for the £40m first phase of its planned new molecular sciences building.

The new hub building will provide a focal point for the University’s core research capabilities in chemical, environmental and bio-molecular sciences, and provide improved facilities for academics and post-graduate students.

Located at the old Munrow Sports Centre site, bounded by the Worcester and Birmingham Canal and University Road West, it will be delivered in two phases. Phase one is scheduled for 2019/2020 while phase two will start in 2023/24.

The industry day will take place 6 December.

Procurement chiefs plan to invite five firms to bid for the first phase of the two-stage bid process.

Bid documents will be available from the website with expressions of interest due in by 4 January 2019.

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home
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We are committed to providing the best academic buildings for the benefit of staff and students. This facility, due to complete in 2022, will strengthen our core research capabilities in the chemical, environmental and bio-molecular sciences, fostering an environment in which world class research can be carried out. It will be a showcase for research and innovation and a place to connect that research to education, promoting collaborative work.

This is the first phase of a multi-phased master plan that will provide further academic accommodation in the coming years and will facilitate greater collaborative working between University academics and Schools, as well as with industry and partner institutions

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/university/building/molecular-sciences-building.aspx
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Application Number2019/08398/PA
Application TypeFull Planning
Site AddressUniversity of Birmingham Edgbaston Campus Edgbaston Birmingham B15
ProposalDevelopment platforms, laying out of a temporary access road, erection of hoardings and security fencing, creation of a construction compound and associated enabling works in connection with the construction of Phase 1 of the molecular sciences building
The University of Birmingham is seeking full planning permission for a series of enabling works at the former Munrow Sports Centre site in connection with the delivery of Phase 1 of the Molecular Sciences scheme.
3.3 Reinstatement of Land
The proposed development is limited to the enabling works required for the development of the land for Phase 1 of the Molecular Sciences building which will be the subject of a separate planning application to be submitted Autumn 2019. The planning application does not seek to change the use of the land, which upon completion of the works, will remain as a temporary car park until planning permission for the Molecular Sciences is obtained.
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https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/s...s-to-parking-on-campus-from-January-2020.aspx

Over the Christmas break, changes will be made to the temporary parking area on the former Munrow site. This land is going to house the new Molecular Sciences Building, which commences construction in the new year. The facility will provide academic facilities for Chemistry and Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.
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Application Number 2019/10647/PA

Application Type Full Planning

Site Address University of Birmingham Former Munrow Sports Centre Site Edgbaston Campus West Gate Edgbaston Birmingham B15

Proposal Erection of a modular sciences academic building (Use Class D1) of 12,790sqm comprising laboratories, offices, lecturing and tutorial rooms and containment/ waste rooms along with hard and soft landscaping and engineering works (Phase 1).
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138k sq ft as phase 1/4 so this will be huge when complete

landscaping looks great









https://www.insidermedia.com/news/midlands/plans-in-for-major-university-development
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I hope the whole of this is built and not just a phase or 2
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Morgan Sindall fomally signed up to do Phase 1 now. 56.5m
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Groundwork has started here, a few diggers on site. I should be able to upload a picture when I leave campus tonight.
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No piling rig yet so construction thread may be premature.
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