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Go Ahead for University Teaching and Learning Building

Planning has been granted for the new Teaching and Learning Building at the heart of the Edgbaston Campus at University of Birmingham.

The building will overlook a new public open space that restores the historic masterplan of the campus and provides a green heart for students and visitors. Designed to facilitate progressive teaching techniques it will provide a flexible range of vibrant teaching, learning and study environments for collaboration and reflection. 

The TLB will also house informal study and social collaborative spaces for staff and students, including a 500 seat traditional lecture theatre, 250 seat collaborative lecture theatre and 10 seminar spaces. The lecture theatres provide an exciting focal point and create clarity and simplicity of the building's layout.

Project director Svetlana Solomonova commented: “Our interdisciplinary team had to be especially creative in the way we have interpreted the brief and build up a narrative for the scheme that has been welcomed by the university, students, local planners and community.”