Birmingham Uni given the green light for new 172-bed hotel as part of wider £300m project

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The University of Birmingham has been given the go ahead to create a new 172-bedroom hotel complex, as part of a wider £300m investment into the university campus.

The new hotel and meeting facility, known as the Horton Grange Hotel, was granted planning permission by city planners and now building work will begin, with an opening date scheduled for 2018.

Alongside the 172 bedrooms, the meeting room space will consist of smaller rooms for four people, up to a more flexible space to host 200 delegates.

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Stuart Richards, director of hospitality services at the University of Birmingham, is promising guests a ‘country house hotel experience’.

He said: “The location of the new facility has the architectural backdrop of Hornton Grand and Garth House in picturesque Edgbaston. Guests can expect first class, modern accommodation and facilities for a range of conferences and meetings, as well as corporate and private functions.

“We are looking forward to welcoming guests to our new hotel where they’ll be able to seamlessly access the wide range of facilities on campus – such as the Bramall, recently refurbished Lapworth Museum, the Barber Art Gallery and Winterbourne House, as well as being able to visit and explore the city.”

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