Old Gym planning application

We are very pleased to have recently submitted a planning application for the Old Gym at the University of Birmingham. It was built in 1939-41 by Peacock and Bewlay, an important firm of local architects responsible for a number of buildings in the city. The £12.5m refurbishment project changes the existing dated gymnasium facilities into flexible teaching spaces on the ground floor including a lecture theatre, seminar rooms and student break out spaces. The first and second floor proposes open plan office space, seminar and meeting rooms for the Higher Education Futures Institute (HEFI), which includes an extension to the rear of the building.

The reconfigured building aims to achieve a BREEAM Excellent and EPC B rating. Works are scheduled to commence in the summer, with the building ready for student intake in 2018.

University Teaching and Learning Centre wins Regional ProCon Award
University Teaching and Learning Centre wins Regional ProCon Award


The University of Leicester’s new Teaching and Learning Centre, the Sir Bob Burgess Building was named the winner of the Large Non-Residential Scheme at the 2023 Leicestershire ProCon Awards. The project provides the academic focus for the AA-masterplanned £150m mixed use redevelopment of Freemen’s Common. The prominent site, fronting onto Welford Road and adjacent to […]