Hotel and conference centre
The University is planning a new hotel and conferencing facility on our main campus in Edgbaston, in order to enhance the experience of those visiting and staying on campus. The facility is planned to open in 2018.
The 172-bed hotel and conference facility will be known as the Hornton Grange Hotel and Conference Centre, and will be built near to the University’s existing conference facilities off Edgbaston Park Road, creating provision for 220 beds overall.
The plans also include the regeneration of Garth House, a Grade II* listed building, and Hornton Grange as part of the work to preserve them for future generations. Garth House, an Arts and Crafts house, was built in 1900, and Hornton Grange in 1928; both buildings form part of the University’s existing conference facilities.
The new project will offer increased flexibility for conferences and other events, including weddings, with rooms able to be configured to hold anywhere between 20 and 200 delegates. The new hotel will also be better linked to the rest of the campus, to allow seamless access and use of a wide range of facilities; such as the Great Hall, the Bramall, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts and the University’s brand new state-of-the-art sports centre.