A major £41 million development at Birmingham City University's City South campus in Edgbaston has been granted approval by planning chiefs.
The new 113,000 sq ft building, in Westbourne Road, is due to open in 2017 and will house the relocated school of education, consolidating the faculty of health, education and life sciences onto one site.
The university said the project (see gallery above for CGIs) formed part of its investment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects.
Designed by Sheppard Robson, the building will provide teacher training and specialist facilities for health sciences including provision for research, lecture theatre, a multi-purpose hall, speech therapy, physiotherapy and ultrasound suites, art and technology classrooms and IT hubs.
This is the third phase of the university's project to move all teaching and learning to two campuses - City South and in the Eastside district around Curzon Street.
Prof Ian Blair, executive dean of the faculty of health, education and life sciences, said: "Our new health sciences and education building will herald a new era for Birmingham City University, allowing us to strengthen our existing education teaching and research programmes, while also offering a wide range of new health, nutrition and biomedical science courses.
"The building will also offer the highest quality facilities for both students and staff, ensuring we continue to be best equipped to provide for the next generation of public health and education professionals in the West Midlands.
"By moving the school of education from its current location, we are creating a hub for the provision of public service contracts and professional development in Edgbaston.
"Not only will this improve the student experience with a stronger sense of community but we will be able to offer more consistent support services and facilities."
Other development work currently being undertaken by BCU includes a new conservatoire in Jennens Road, an extension to the nearby Curzon Building and the recently opened students' union in the former Eagle & Ball pub.
And earlier this year, BCU agreed a deal with Perry Beeches Academy Trust that will see a new school built on part of its City North Campus in Perry Barr.