Birmingham City University (BCU) will soon be expanding its presence at Alexander Stadium with dedicated space for Sports and Exercise Science after announcing a major investment of £5 million to fit out areas of Alexander Stadium to serve as a world-class home for its sports and exercise-related courses.
Associated Architects will continue work on the Stadium, for its legacy mode, following the success of the venue in 2022 after its redevelopment through which AA served as Executive Architect. From 2024, BCU sport students will begin studying at the stadium in Perry Barr. The East and West stands will be adapted to house a range of specialist equipment and teaching facilities, which will eventually accommodate up to 1,200 BCU students.
The West Stand will be fitted out to include a reception area, staff offices, general and specialist teaching spaces, and a nutrition training kitchen. Additionally, the space will include sports therapy studios and a student hub to support the academic and practical needs of students studying sports and exercise science.