Accomodating hard work
On the 10th March I noted the continuing development of the campus at the University of Birmingham, http://birminghamcentral.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/greater-things-from-hard-work.html, and since that article more development has been announced.
On Friday 11th March the Birmingham Post noted plans by the university to open a new hotel and conference centre, http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/business/commercial-property/university-birmingham-open-new-hotel-11022873. The plans will see the creation of a 172 bedroom hotel and conference centre on the site of its existing facilities which will be known as 'Conference Park at the University of Birmingham'.
The plans will see the demolition of two unused buildings and part-demolishment, refurb and extension of Hornton Grange and the renovation of Grade II* listed Garth House. The increase in bedrooms and the configuration to hold between 20 and 200 people will give more flexibility to the venue and with a new bar and restaurant encourage more use of the centre for conferences.
The above image, reproduced courtesy of the University of Birmingham, is a CGI of the proposed new facility.
My photos below show the existing facilities viewed from Edgbaston Park Road.