Venue Details  

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
contact:Donna Willmetts
address:Conference Office, University Centre

Edgbaston
city:Birmingham
county:West Midlands
region:Heart of England
postcode:B15 2TT
tel:0121 415 8400
fax:0121 415 8406
 
emailn.j.ryan@bham.ac.uk
websitewww.conferences.bham.ac.uk
The University of Birmingham

RATES FROM
24 hour rate (standard):56.40
24 hour rate (ensuite):66.00
Day rate:27.00
Group BB rate (standard):29.50
Group BB rate (ensuite):38.00
 
MAXIMUM CAPACITIES - YEAR ROUND
ensuite roomsstandard roomsmeeting capacitydining seateddining buffet
105070250600

MAXIMUM CAPACITIES - VACATION TIME
ensuite roomsstandard roomsmeeting capacitydining seateddining buffet
650800950575600

AVAILABILITY NOTES

2005: 29 Mar - 13 Apr, 21 Jun - 22 Sep, 14 Dec - 6 Jan
2006: 29 Mar - 21 Apr, 21 Jun - 22 Sep


VENUE DESCRIPTION

The University is less than 2 miles south west of the city centre and is easily reached by road, rail and air. The campus and hall accommodation are set in picturesque landscaped grounds and provide excellent meeting room, catering and leisure facilities. The University of Birmingham is most versatile. As well as its convenient location, ease of access and generous facilities, it can provide for all types of accommodation, conferences, events and exhibitions. All this against a backdrop of landscaped grounds and the beauty of our original red-brick campus.

BEDROOM DESCRIPTION

400 en suite bedrooms and 800 standard bedrooms available during the summer vacations. During Christmas and Easter, 170 en suite bedrooms and 120 standard bedrooms are available. All standard bedrooms have a washbasin. Kettle, beverage pack, soap, towels etc. supplied in all bedrooms. Self-catering accommodation available at three sites during the summer vacation - 500 en suite bedrooms and 200 standard bedrooms. 105 en suite rooms are available in the year-round Conference Park.

MEETING DESCRIPTION

200 meeting rooms/lecture theatres from 12-900 people with a full range of audio/visual equipment. Technical support can also be arranged on request. Two meeting rooms with year round access for up to 50 delegates will be available in one of the halls of residence from 1 September 2004.

RESTAURANT / BAR DESCRIPTION

Restaurants, cafes and catering areas available for anything from a simple snack to banquets and wedding receptions. Shackleton Hall (available for conferences/groups from July 2005) will have a food court catering for up to 500 people plus a Juice Bar and further bar - to be named! A delivery service is also offered plus event catering for remote locations which include the impressive Great Hall. Bars are also provided to compliment our catering services.

LEISURE FACILITIES

The Munrow Sports Centre with a swimming pool, well-equipped gym, squash and badminton courts, sports shop and cafe bar. Outdoors there are synthetic pitches for a game of six-a-side football, an athletics track, tennis court and grass pitches. The Priestley Centre for outdoor activities is located literally on the shore of Coniston Water in the Lake District. The centre can offer tailor-made development courses, including teamworking, leadership skills, and effective communication for organisations.

DIRECTIONS

Situated just off the A38 Bristol Road South, the University of Birmingham has easy access to the M6, M5, M40 & M42 motorways. Trains run from New Street to the University Station on the cross city line. Birmingham International Airport is approximately 30 minutes away.

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS

NIA, Symphony Hall, ICC, Mailbox, Bull Ring Shopping Centre, Aston Hall

ACCREDITATIONS

IIP

OTHER INFORMATION

Close to International Convention Centre. Own TV studio. World famous Barber Institute of Fine Art. NIA, Symphony Hall, Mailbox and all the new City Centre attractions, shops and clubs. Shackleton Hall will be available for conferences and groups for summer vacation periods from July 2005. Shackleton is being completely refurbished and will comprise 350 single en suite bedrooms. On the ground floor will be an impressive food court with catering for 550 people (self-service or banquet). Two bars will be available, one of which is encased in glass and overlooks the picturesque landscaped grounds. 24 hour reception cover and shop facility will also be available.