College plan for Birmingham office building

McLaren Building
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A London business college is expanding into Birmingham to capitalise on its strong academic market.

The London School of Commerce (LSC) is understood to have signed an agreement with office provider Bruntwood to take space at one of its city centre sites.

Bruntwood in turn, has applied to Birmingham City Council for planning permission to change the use of the entire 17th floor and part of the 18th of the McLaren Building from offices to an educational facility.

Documents submitted with the application list the business college, which was founded in 1999, as the customer.

The LSC, an associate college of Cardiff Metropolitan University, provides a portfolio of graduate and postgraduate courses in Business, Management, and Information Technology.

These include: MBA, MSc Information Technology, MSc International Hospitality Management, MSc International Tourism Management, BA (Hons) Business and Management Studies, and BSc (Hons) Computing and Degree Foundation/ BA. All degrees are awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University.

The LSC Group is part of a global academic network tutoring more than 10,000 students from over 100 countries.

Besides London, it also has bases in Belgrade, Valletta, Yerevan, Bangalore, Colombo, Dhaka and Kuala Lumpur.