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academy for the building industry, bordesley, birmingham

south birmingham college

This 11m project created Europe's largest construction academy comprising two new buildings linked by an open pedestrian street.

The students attending this Academy benefit from the campus' close links with employers which ensures that the courses are adapted to suit demand within the construction industry. The students are trained in state-of-the-art workshops that have been designed to replicate industry conditions. Storage areas have been placed between the workshops, teaching and administrative areas to form sound buffers.

Traditional teaching accommodation is also provided along with restaurant, staff facilities, material and plant storage and external works training area. The students also have access to a computer learning resource centre, well stocked library and dedicated higher education and social centre.

The building has been sited so the floor levels were set to overcome major changes of level across the site without stepping the floor slab and thereby helping with disabled access. Furthermore the building was located so that the floor slab capped the hot spots of contaminated ground thereby saving high decontamination costs.

key facts

  • Europe's largest Construction College
  • £11m state-of-the-art teaching facility that replicate industry conditions
  • Building located to cap highly contaminated areas to save on decontamination costs
  • Traditional teaching accommodation also provided with restaurant and ancillary accommodation

for more details contact:

  • 01902 398222