Morgan Sindall is all set to build the £40m first phase of Birmingham University new molecular sciences building. Under a total of £500m development programme, Morgan Sindall has chosen one of its pools of preferred firms selected to deliver among its planned 10-years works.
The area of the new University lab will comprise 12,790 sq m and the design is built by Associated Architects. This will be the focal point for the University’s core research capabilities in chemical, environmental and bio-molecular sciences.
The new building will provide improved facilities for academics and post-graduate students. It is located at the old Munrow Sports Centre site at its Edgbaston Campus. However many other structures in phases will be coming and this is a part of a flagship complex under first phase.
The planning was all done in June for the lab and office project while the work is expected to start from early next year. The main lab facades will be cladded with large floor to ceiling metal panels. Alongside, the front entrance elevation is softened with glazing and vertical shading fins.