The Barber Institute At Birmingham University

1 Aug 2000
The Barber Institute At Birmingham University, University Road B15, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2SE
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The Barber Institute At Birmingham University, Edbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2SE
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5104 Edgbaston B15 The Barber Institute at Birmingham University (formerly listed under Edgbaston Park Road) SP 08 SW 11/49 19.3.81 SP 08 SE 12/78 II 2.

1935 completed 1939, architect Robert Atkinson. Sophisticated design marrying elements of traditional institutional classicism with Dudok inspired stone dressed brick modern. A 2 storey compact block with shallow full height portal wing to right hand of front. Ashlar faced ground floor and blind lst floor of brick with flat coped roofline. The horizontal emphasis of the strip fenestration of the ground floor is suavely combined with the vertical accent of the slightly battered portal. The latter is complemented in small scale by ashlar panels carved with symbols of the Arts on the first floor and reflected by the visual stop of the larger panel at the end of return east elevation.

The banding and strip fenestration of the front follows round on to the side and rear elevations giving a crisp linear definition to the design.

Listing NGR: SP0500283599


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0558 IOE Records taken by John Davis; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Dr John Davis. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Davis, John

Rights Holder: Davis, John


Ashlar, Brick, Stone, 20th Century Institute, Education, University