Real estate partner Mark Chester headed the Wragge & Co team assisting BCU on securing planning permission, aided by associates Jan Hebblethwaite and Sukhi Rai.
Mr Chester said: “Wragge & Co’s full-service Real Estate group is proud to be involved in this exciting new phase of such a key development.
“Getting the green light from the city planners means work can begin on building this ambitious development that will contribute significantly to creating a vibrant centre in Birmingham’s Eastside.
“It is great news for the continuing success of both Birmingham City University and Birmingham city.”
The new development, one of three future campus locations, will house a fully operational television studio, library, concert hall and lecture theatres. The campus will also incorporate the University’s Skillset Media Academy, the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design and the Birmingham Conservatoire. The development will play a central role in the regeneration of Birmingham’s Eastside, complimenting the proposed creative, cultural and technology mixed-use development in the area.
Wragge has been working with BCU on the new development since its inception, advising on the development and acquisition of the new site earlier this year. It also advised on its multi-million pound real estate strategy and redevelopment programme in 2006, acting on the disposal of Cambrian Hall to Targetfollow and Gosta Green to Aston University.
The Birmingham firm, based on Colmore Row, is also involved in a number of projects proposed as part of the regeneration of Eastside, including Countryside, Quintain and the city council’s City Park Gate scheme and Development Securities and Grainger Trust’s Curzon Park mixed-use development.