Scheme is practice’s fourth for City University

Associated Architects has been given planning for its fourth major project for Birmingham City University.

Its latest scheme will involve adding a 10,000sq m extension to the university’s campus in the Eastside area of the city. The £34 million building will be an extension to the £63 million Curzon Building, which was also designed by Associated Architects.

It will be divided into two sections of two and six storeys and will provide a variety of formal and informal teaching and learning spaces for 3,000 students.

The university is spending £260 million updating its city centre campus which includes a new £46 million home for its Birmingham Conservatoire, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and set to open in 2017.

The music school is moving to a new home at Millennium Point after being relocated from Paradise Circus which is undergoing a £500 million redevelopment masterminded by Glenn Howells.