University begins work on estates masterplan with demolition

Birmingham Newman University is embarking on its estates masterplan with the demolition of one of its oldest accommodation buildings.

Edgbaston Halls dates back to the construction of Newman College in 1966 and its demolition marks a significant step in the University’s Estates masterplan, which aims to modernise facilities and enhance the student experience.

Comprising six floors with 93 rooms and two flats, the block forms part of the ‘original halls of residence’ alongside Maryvale, Littlemore & Oxford Halls.

Newman University has donated mattresses and fridge freezers from the accommodation block to a local charity, to provide much-needed resources to those in need.

It says it has also prioritised recycling as much of the building’s contents as possible. In an effort to be more sustainable, wooden bedframes, wooden shelving, radiators, wiring, and other reusable materials have been carefully extracted and sorted for recycling.

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