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New campus voted West Midlands most sustainable

Birmingham City University’s new multi-million pound flagship campus has been awarded the ‘Sustainability Award’ at the recent Insider West Midlands Property Awards.

The flagship Parkside Building, based in Eastside in Birmingham City Centre, was praised by judges for the ‘attention to detail’ put into the project; considering low carbon and low impact design and technologies, whilst also achieving BREEAM Excellent as a measure of its true sustainability credential.

Birmingham City University project director Peter Cochrane said: “Winning this award is a great accolade for Birmingham City University, especially for the team involved and to the University itself for setting and maintaining such high standards for sustainable development.

“To beat such a well-regarded project as the Birmingham Library is also a significant achievement which should not to be under estimated, this truly is a great advert for what BCU is capable of.”

The Parkside Building is part of a £180million investment in Birmingham City University’s estate to create a first class student experience.

The building opened for business this September and has since impressed hundreds of visitors to this year’s Open Days.

The Parkside Building provides workshops, teaching facilities, exhibition space and open working and learning environments for creative inspiration for design students from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD).

The building is also home to a state-of-the-art media centre, being used by students from the University’s School of Media and the Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment.

The facility also hosts the largest concentration of TV studios to be found between London and Salford, as well as radio studios and editing suites with industry-standard technology.

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