Estates masterplan

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The University, recently renamed Birmingham Newman University, has been focusing on revising its Estates masterplan over the last year.

This plan is set to kick off with the demolition of the Edgbaston Halls building, one of the original accommodation blocks on campus, dating back to the 1960s. The demolition has received approval from Birmingham City Council and is set to begin in June 2024.

Project timeline

In the summer of 2025, the focus will shift to a major landscaping project at the front of the campus. This project aims to create a welcoming and functional space for the university community. Highlights of this phase include:

A new boulevard

A new boulevard will be constructed, featuring enhanced pathways for better navigation.

Social seating areas

Comfortable seating areas will be integrated, providing spaces for relaxation and social interaction.

Improved lighting and windows

These updates will enhance the campus’s aesthetic appeal and functionality.

Relocation of the Globe

The iconic Birmingham Newman University Globe will be relocated to the boulevard walkway, becoming a central feature of the new landscape.

Birmingham Newman University is committed to keeping the community informed about these developments. Regular updates and detailed plans will be posted on the Estates Development webpage where FAQs can also be found.

The University is enthusiastic about the positive impact these projects will have on the campus environment. 

To address any questions or concerns from local residents, staff, and students, the University will host several drop-in clinics. These sessions offer an opportunity for the community to learn more about the projects and provide feedback. The drop-in clinics will be held on the following dates: 

  • Thursday 6th June, 14:00 – 15:00
  • Thursday 20th June, 14:00 – 15:00
  • Thursday 11th July, 14:00 – 15:00

All clinics will take place in the main St Chad’s Atrium at Birmingham Newman University.

Birmingham Newman University expresses gratitude for the community’s understanding and cooperation as these exciting developments take place.

The University is eager to see the transformation of its campus, confident that the Estates masterplan will significantly benefit students, staff, and visitors alike.