The development of No.1 BHIC forms the first phase of a ten-year masterplan for the campus which is the brainchild of developer Bruntwood SciTech in partnership with the University of Birmingham.
The first phase of the campus will see a 7-floor 133,000 sq ft laboratory and office built for University of Birmingham’s Precision Health Technologies Accelerator.
Targeting BREEAM ‘Excellent’, the building will incorporate several design measures to reduce carbon emissions, mitigate the effects of climate change and protect and enhance the local environment.
When complete the Campus will provide up to 657,000 sq ft of new commercial lab and office space and is expected to catalyse the growth of the region’s life science sector, creating up to 10,000 local jobs and contributing £400m GVA to the region’s economy.
John Sisk and Son Managing Director for UK North, Alan Rodger said: “I am delighted that Bruntwood has selected Sisk to deliver this state-of-the-art campus.
“It demonstrates the strength of Sisk’s relationship with Bruntwood, having previously worked together on the Circle Square development in Manchester. ”