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MGAC on the Move: Bruntwood SciTech, Birmingham Health and Innovation Campus


The building process is complex and comes with common—and not-so-common—challenges. Learn more about what we do as Project Managers in our bi-monthly video series, MGAC on the Move. Each month a different member of our team will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at one of their current projects. Now let’s get moving!

Developed by Bruntwood SciTech in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, the Birmingham Health and Innovation Campus (BHIC) is part of a 10-year master plan. This first phase, also known as No. 1 BHIC, will open its doors in 2023, providing state-of-the-art laboratories, offices, and incubation and innovation facilities for life sciences. It will welcome forward-thinking businesses, drive collaboration, and bring the West Midlands to the forefront of the sector.

In this month’s MGAC on the Move, Nick McEnvoy, a Senior Cost Consultant in our Birmingham office, gives us a tour of BHIC’s first phase as it nears completion—and a preview of the building’s future.


Hello, my name is Nick McEvoy. I'm a senior cost consultant with MGAC. Today I'm giving you a tour of the Birmingham Health Innovation Campus in Selly Oak Birmingham. Let's get moving.

Building one is the first phase of this new state-of-the-art, life sciences and innovation campus. This seven-story building consists of speculative office spaces for technological and health-care businesses on the lower floors and fitted-out labs, offices, and workspaces on the top three floors for the University of Birmingham's Precision Health Technologies Accelerator. As part of phase one, there is an extensive amount of site-wide external work being undertaken, including new service connections, new access roads and pathways, retaining walls, formation of a new wetland area. The developer, Bruntwood SciTech, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, is building a world-leading life science campus with the first phase due to open in late 2023. Building one and future phases will provide a hub dedicated to health and life sciences, which will transform the region, specifically with its links to Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the University of Birmingham.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what's happening here at the Birmingham Health Innovation Campus. Follow us to see MGAC's next move.

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