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Minerals and Physical Metallurgy Building, University of Birmingham

A Grade II Listed Building in Edgbaston, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.454 / 52°27'14"N

Longitude: -1.9297 / 1°55'46"W

OS Eastings: 404872

OS Northings: 284010

OS Grid: SP048840

Mapcode National: GBR 5SL.S5

Mapcode Global: VH9Z2.HLP3

Entry Name: Minerals and Physical Metallurgy Building, University of Birmingham

Listing Date: 30 March 1993

Last Amended: 19 May 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1276183

English Heritage Legacy ID: 410172

Location: Birmingham, B15

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Edgbaston

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Edgbaston St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

In the entry for;

SP 08 SW
Minerals & Physical
11/10034 Metallurgy Building,
University of Birmingham
Delete 'University Road' in the above entries and insert 'Pritchatts
Road, Edgbaston'-


SP 08 SW
Minerals & Physical
Metallurgy Building,
University of Birmingham
Science faculty building. 1963-66. Philip Dowson of Arup
Associates. Reinforced concrete frame; glazing; Red brick,
flat roof. Offset square blocks, linked at corners in a row.
Three storeys. Building frame comprises groups of 4 linked
piers at regular intervals set on an orthogonal two way
'tartan' grid plan, and designed to provide service zones
inside the building. Fully glazed elevations above ground
floor, glazed in vertical panes set in metal frames with
horizontal vents below ceiling level. Clusters of columns
expressed between. Ground floor of brick, recessed to form
walkways beneath edges of the building. Square concrete roof
vents above clusters of columns. Innovatory for four-column
custer plan set on 'tartan' grid to provide flexible service

Michael Brawne, Arup Associates.

Listing NGR: SP0487284010

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