Birmingham City University, City South – EH Smith

Birmingham City University, City South

The project provides accommodation for the existing, co-located and newly-formed University’s schools while creating a new Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences.

The external envelope is characterised by the use of red brick, which is a contemporary interpretation of the red-coloured bricks that are commonly found throughout the local context.

The building is animated and given a distinctly modern feel through patterns of brick relief and recessed windows, which add a strong sense of geometry and rhythm to the facades.

EH Smith worked with Sheppard Robson, BAM Construction and specialist subcontractor Phoenix Brickwork to select and supply facing bricks, bespoke masonry support and brick cladding to this landmark scheme.

Location: Birmingham

Architect: Sheppard Robson

Contractors: BAM Construction / Phoenix Brickwork (UK) Ltd