Simon at Higher Education Estates Forum

Simon Davies, Design Associate at Aukett Swanke, will be a speaker at the Higher Education Estates Forum at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, being held on 23-24th March.

He will be discussing our recently completed STEAMhouse project for which he was Project Architect. His talk ‘STEAMhouse: from Concept to Completion’ will look at the design process and the delivery of the STEAMhouse building for Birmingham City University.

STEAMhouse is a unique landmark project for Birmingham City University that creates an environment which fosters innovation, collaboration and learning, marrying together academia, the arts and the commercial world. This is a commercial development with a difference, where the eclectic mix of occupants, including students, artists, start-ups, SMEs and larger commercial businesses are brought together and are gently encouraged to collaborate without impacting on their independence and autonomy.

Its presence is designed to help retain talent in the city and encourage innovation of all kinds in all sectors, creating a brighter future for individuals who engage and participate, and for the city of Birmingham as a whole.

The project was recently winner of the Victorian Society Conservation Award (Birmingham and West Midlands) and has been shortlisted for this year’s BCO Regional Award and the RIBA West Midlands Award.


STEAMhouse, Eastside Locks, Birmingham