The new building will be home to specialist research into digital railway engineering, focusing on railway control and simulation, data integration, cyber security, condition monitoring and sensing, and improved methods for technology introduction.

The basement will house a train cab and a hydrogen-powered train track and part of the building will be leased out to a consortium of railway specialists – UKRRIN (UKRRIN Rail Research and Innovation Network) who will be conducting research and testing. This collaboration and sharing of research between the University and industry will provide real innovation for the future.

The building will have open plan spaces and cellular facilities to encourage agile and collaborative working between academics, researchers, students and staff.

All the engineering within the building itself will be on show, with all structural elements visible. To fit in-line with the rail industry the cladding has been designed to have the same visual impact as railway lines and track signalling; the half brick, half cladding exterior will give a solid and heavy visual impact!

The building will also have an anechoic chamber - a high-specification room with no electrical interference, lined with compounds to absorb frequencies.

Visitors will be able to see roofing, internal partitioning and plastering as well as MEP activities and external façade installation. Windows and curtain walls will also be installed and decorating will be well underway. 

Address University of Birmingham, School of Engineering
Off Pritchatts Road
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2SD
Directions

Please report to the site offices which are located in the car park behind the School of Public Health. The easiest way to arrive is via train to the University of Birmingham station which is less than a five minute walk away from the 

Parking available yes

There is a car park beind the School of Public Health.

Length of Visit 1 Hour
Maximum Group Size 15
Register by March 17, 2020
School, college, dwp Open to groups and individuals
Minimum group size No minimum
Maximum group size 15 spaces
Disabled Access yes

Disabled access is available for tours of the facilities but unavailable for a general site tour. 

Child Restrictions yes
Minimum age 8

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