University of Birmingham gets planning permission for new campus

Planning permission granted for the University of Birmingham’s Health Innovation Campus. 

The campus is being built in Selly Oak, in the heart of the Universities academic and clinical cluster.

The first phase, which is set to complete in 2023, will see the development of the campus, which will offer 133,000 sq ft of lab and office space, with a focus on those working in Medtech, precision medicine and digital healthcare.

The 10-year plan will provide up to 657,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art space for the West Midlands’ life sciences sector, supporting the creation of over 10,000 new jobs and contributing £400m of GVA to the regional economy by 2030.

Companies located at Birmingham Health Innovation Campus will benefit from high quality lab and office space, and access to a fully connected clinical trials translation ecosystem at the region’s NHS Trusts. The Campus will also offer a range of additional facilities including a cafe, indoor and outdoor event space, meeting rooms, cycle storage and car parking.

David Hardman, managing director, Bruntwood SciTech – Birmingham, said: ‘The response since announcing the development of Birmingham Health Innovation Campus, in partnership with the University of Birmingham, has been extremely positive. It’s clear that this is being seen as a real milestone in the evolution of the West Midlands as a health innovation and connected healthcare technologies powerhouse.

‘The region has all the raw ingredients the sector needs – world-class universities, a number of specialist NHS Trusts, quality infrastructure and a growing cluster of SMEs – to support the journey from early R&D to manufacture and market adoption of new health products and services. The Campus will be the epicentre where all these come together and attract further inward investment to ensure the West Midlands has one of the country’s most exciting life sciences propositions for years to come.’






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