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Green light for new Birmingham hotel and conference centre

Council approves University of Birmingham plans for Hornton Grange Hotel and Conference Centre

Pictured: Planning permission has been granted for the Hornton Grange Hotel and Conference Centre

A new hotel and conference centre complex in Birmingham has been granted planning permission.

The University of Birmingham’s plans for a 172-bedroom hotel and meeting facility, known as the Hornton Grange Hotel and Conference Centre, were given the green light by city planners, as part of a wider £300 million investment in the university campus.

Meeting room capacity will include flexible spaces, from intimate rooms for four people, up to 200 delegates.

Stuart Richards, director of hospitality services at the University of Birmingham, said: “The location of the new facility has the architectural backdrop of Hornton Grand and Garth House in picturesque Edgbaston. Guests can expect a country house hotel experience, offering first class, modern accommodation and facilities for a range of conferences and meetings, as well as corporate and private functions. 

“With excellent transport links and its proximity to Birmingham City Centre, 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.” 

Work is set to start straight away, and the new hotel is due to start welcoming guests in summer 2018.

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