Birmingham City University is continuing its major campus expansion programme with more plans to build new teaching facilities.
The institution has lodged new proposals to construct a £41 million, 113,000 sq ft base to house a completely new school of life sciences and a relocated school of education.
The building, in Westbourne Road on its City South campus in Edgbaston, would enable the university to offer a wide range of new health, nutrition, biomedical science and sports courses.
This latest application follows swiftly on from its plans to expand The Curzon Building, in Curzon Street, by a further 112,000 sq ft as the first phase prepares to open next month to students.
Professor Ian Blair, executive dean of the faculty of health, education and life sciences, said: "This planning application is anticipated as the first step on the road to ensuring Birmingham City University can take our already extensive health and education provision to the next level.
"This investment will give us superb facilities, including state-of-the-art laboratories and a sports hall through which we can extend our academic reach deep into life sciences and nutrition - vital issues for the health and well-being of society."
Architecture practice Sheppard Robson has been appointed to the scheme with White Young Green as structural and civil engineer.
Couch Perry Wilkes is the mechanical and service engineer and Sweet Group will be cost consultant on the project.
The formal planning decision is expected by the end of the year.
Pictures: BCU's new Curzon Building in Eastside