The University of Birmingham (UoB) is undertaking the redevelopment of a campus in West Midlands, the UK.The project involves the redevelopment of Edgbaston campus and is being implemented in phases. It includes the construction of a library, a sports center, a cultural hub and other related facilities.The first phase involves the construction of a sports center on a 13,200m2 area including a 900-seat arena sports hall, six squash courts, six rooms for sport and fitness classes, a 225-station gym, a performance and wellness center, a 50m swimming pool for the students and staff, parking facilities and other related facilities.The second phase involves the construction of a residential complex of five- to nine-story complex, a 172 bed Hornton Grange hotel and conference center with 34 shared apartments on a 5,100m2 area, two-story sports pavilion on a 1,099m2 area, eight changing rooms, a cafe, a bar, conference center and a function room.In May 2012, the European Investment Bank (EIB) formally agreed to provide US$120 million fund to develop teaching, research and campus facilities.UoB received outline planning permission for the project as part of the university's hybrid application.Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands has been appointed as architect for the project. Robinson Low Francis (RLF) Consultancy has been appointed as lead consultant for the first phase of the project.In January 2014, Interserve plc was appointed as construction contractor for the first phase of the project.Glancy Nicholls Architects has been appointed as architect, Couch Consulting Engineers as consultant and H.YOUNG Structures Ltd as steel contractor.On March 11, 2016, UoB issued a tender for the second phase's Hornton Grange hotel and conference center, with a submission deadline of April 13, 2016.On December 13, 2016, Galliford Try Building Ltd has been appointed as construction contractor for the second phase's Hornton Grange Hotel and conference center project. In May 2017, construction works on the first phase are completed. Construction works on the Hornton Grange hotel and conference center are underway and expected to be complete by the third quarter of 2018.
The project involves the redevelopment of Edgbaston campus at the corner of Bristol Road and Edgbaston Park Road in Birmingham, West Midlands, the UK.The US$286 million project includes the following: 1. Construction of a sports center on a 13,200m2 area2. Construction of a 172-bed hotel and conference center with 34 shared apartments3. Construction of six squash courts4. Construction of six rooms for sport and fitness classes5. Construction of a 225 station gym6. Construction of a two-story sports pavilion on 1,099m2 area7. Construction of eight changing rooms8. Construction of a cafe, a bar and a function room9. Construction of conference center10. Construction of a library11. Construction of a cultural hub 12. Construction of a 900-seat arena sports hall13. Construction of related facilities
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