The next phase of the University of Birmingham's £300 million regeneration looks set to get the green light this week.
Planning officers at Birmingham City Council have recommended that members approve the construction of a 178-bedroom halls of residence and sports pavilion next to the Grange Road Gate entrance of its campus in Edgbaston.
This phase forms part of the wider transformation of the university grounds which includes a new student services hub, Chamberlain Halls and green park while work is under way on construction of a new library and £55 million sports centre with the city's only 50-metre pool.
These latest halls of residence would be split across 34 shared apartments across more than 55,000 sq ft in a building of between five and seven storeys.
The sports pavilion would be three storeys and just over 15,000 sq ft and contain eight changing rooms - two for rugby and six for hockey teams - a small office, physio rooms, bar, function room and café.
The city council's planning committee meets on Thursday to debate the proposal.
A report to the committee said: "The design, landscaping and layout of the site and buildings meet best design standards and would make a strong contribution to Aston Webb Boulevard.
"Drainage, transportation, ecology and tree matters are all suitably addressed and overall I consider the scheme constitutes sustainable development."
Outline planning permission for the entire redevelopment scheme was granted as part of the university's hybrid application last year.