Julian of Norwich, Newman University, Birmingham


As part of Newman University’s 2014-2020 strategic plan; the Julian of Norwich building is to undergo a high quality refurbishment to improve the existing chapel and teaching accommodation.


The refurbishment will include the modernisation of all mechanical, electrical and IT infrastructure in order to deliver suitable spaces, as well as efficiency savings and carbon reduction. The refurbishment will also include larger teaching spaces, with up to date facilities and modern IT facilities in all classrooms.

Fellows Add Value:

Newman University are in the process of developing their Strategic Plan for the period 2014-2020.

Fellows were able to use their experience and expertise gained from being the university’s representative on previous expansion schemes. This enabled Fellows to establish and pre-empt any potential risks within the site area and to best advise Newman University in maximising the value for money of the Julian of Norwich refurbishment project.

In addition, Fellows had to be conscious of the potential impact associated with undertaking construction works within a live teaching environment, whilst also demonstrating and understanding the key considerations required when cost planning a Higher Education facility.