Chamberlain Hall construction update April 2015

There's been a lot of progress on the redevelopment of Chamberlain Hall since my last report of the 11 February,   Since then the tower crane has been removed and brickwork is continuing to rise on the main tower.  Roof work on the tower block is also ongoing together with brickwork, cladding and windows to all of the buildings.

Internally work has been progressing on fitting furniture, decorating rooms and connecting services.

Externally the most striking changes have been the copper cladding which looks sumptuous but also compliments The Vale and the new spring greenery emerging as trees begin to take leaf.

The photos below show the site on Thursday 23 April.


Anonymous said…
Hi Simon, Came across your site while surfing the web looking for High Hall. I lived in High Hall as a first year student in 1989-1990 and remember some fun times there and making friendships that have lasted to this day. End of term discos, dinner nights and I think Evan Dando's The Lemonheads played there in my time too. Think also that Ian Curtis and Joy Division played their last gig there in the early 1980s. There was a small bar that overlooked the refectory and a nice place to hang out in the evening. The rooms were simply furnished with a single bed, desk, chair and wardrobe plus a sink for washing. My friends would knock for me at my room on the second floor in the evenings for dinner in the refectory, also the venue for Sunday lunch. High Hall was furthest from the university campus, but closer to the centre of Birmingham and the nightclub scene. Great views over the Vale and its lake which was very nice in summer. Happy Times! M

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