University of Birmingham Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

204 seat computer laboratory which transforms the way STEM subjects can be taught.

Our work: A CDM contract to design, supply and install the glazed parametric façade. A unique design based on the detail conceived by Sheppard Robson, Pacegrade were tasked to provide an innovative solution to satisfy the bespoke geometries, air and weather tightness criteria of the feature parametric frames detailed on the building. The solution was proved with Pacegrades 5 axis machining capabilities and incorporated the Raico Therm+ system supported on an internal timber section with external structural glazing. To prove the solution Pacegrade completed a sample CWCT test.

Key Facts


University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston Campus


University of Birmingham


Sheppard Robson

Year of Completion



RIBA West Midlands Award 2019

RIBA West Midlands Sustainability Award 2019

RIBA West Midlands Project Architect of the Year Award 2019 (Awarded to Alex Smith)

RIBA West Midlands Building of the Year Award 2019