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Moss House, Birmingham

University building pays homage to the industrial character of this conservation area

Moss House, Birmingham.
Moss House, Birmingham. Credit: Greg Holmes

Glenn Howells Architects for University College Birmingham
Contract value: undisclosed 
GIA: 8,500m2

Moss House celebrates the historic Jewellery Quarter and responds to growing student numbers at University College Birmingham. It has three lecture theatres, modern teaching spaces, a gym, diner and flagship sports facility. The exterior pays homage to the industrial character of this conservation area with windows that adhere to the visual hierarchy. Inside, the atrium features a wooden staircase, while other spaces are exposed concrete, metal and glass.

  • Moss House, Birmingham.
    Moss House, Birmingham. Credit: Rob Parrish
  • Moss House, Birmingham.
    Moss House, Birmingham. Credit: Rob Parrish
  • Moss House, Birmingham.
    Moss House, Birmingham. Credit: Rob Parrish
  • Moss House, Birmingham.
    Moss House, Birmingham. Credit: Rob Parrish
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