City South Phase 3 wins RIBA West Midlands 2021 Award

13th September 2021

City South Phase 3 wins RIBA West Midlands 2021 Award

City South Phase 3 building at Birmingham City University has been awarded a RIBA West Midlands 2021 Award, with the RIBA regional judges remarking that the building provided them with “moments of delight”. The scheme adds a 10,500m² building to the existing campus, which is home to the University’s health and social care courses, establishing a new joined Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences.

This award is a win not only for the scheme, but for inclusive and sustainable design, which were major drivers and aspirations championed by our client, Birmingham City University, and the design team. Inclusive design features include a mother’s nursing room, changing places accommodation, and accessible showers, all included outside the private university line to promote openness between the community and building occupants.

This is a significant recognition for a building that benefits both the university and the wider community, who benefit from out-of-house and community utilisation of the spaces, for programmes such as speech therapy and physiotherapy sessions, developed in partnership with the NHS Trust.

Well done to our contributing team members, including: Adam Douglas, Clayre Massey, Emma Green, Kevin Fielding, Michael Chau, Michael Peachey, Natalia Maximova and Rupert Goddard.