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Demolition starts green heart beating

Three years ago I wrote about the University of Birmingham's ambitions for a new green heart at the centre of its Edgbaston campus.

With the new library project, Library central to campus, completed in September 2016 work on the new green heart began in January 2017 and has now moved onto the demolition of the former Main Library.

From May 2016 the university undertook extensive consultations on it's plans and these resulted in ideas that have shaped the development.


A range of wild flowers and native plants, 160 new trees, water features and nesting sitesSpace for markets, performances and events, including a grass auditorium and outdoor cinemaA new cafĂ© and barEnergy saving technologies, zoned lighting and energy generating pavingImproved signage and access to informationDedicated areas for art, sculptures and the University’s collections
Reproduced from: https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/estates/green-heart/index.aspx
A video of what the new Green Heart will look like is below, …

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