Expansion plans for Newman University

New teaching spaces and 300 student bedrooms at former teacher training college

ADP has submitted plans to redevelop the Newman University in Birmingham to create new teaching space and almost 300 student bedrooms. The scheme is being delivered as part of a £70 million masterplan for the campus.

Three new halls of residence will be provided, housing 298 bedrooms, and an existing car park will be reconfigured to expand from 265 to 350 spaces. The existing Sturge teaching building will be refurbished and extended to encourage social learning and interaction on the campus.

Only granted university status a few years ago, the original campus was built in 1968 on a single 14-acre site as a Catholic teacher training college. The new residential blocks will be designed to complement the existing scale and character of the campus and will provide a vibrant environment where students can live, study and socialise. 

Work is due to start in April and the first of the new accommodation blocks is expected to be ready by 2017.


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