Forming part of Birminghams University’s Edgbaston campus, the new Library is one of the largest buildings to be constructed there since the university’s foundation in 1900. The 16,000 sqms of floor space is arranged over six floors with a café and exhibition space to showcase research at the University on the Ground floor. Morrisroe was commissioned to undertake the RC Sub & Superstructure of the building and commenced work on the project during the latter part of 2014.
When fully completed in 2016, the new library provided significant energy savings for the Campus with reductions estimated at 50% over the previous building, helping the University achieve its 20% CO2 reduction by 2020.
This project follows on from the very successful completion of Morrisroe’s work with Carillion on the award winning Birmingham Library.