Aston University is developing an ambitious multi-million pound investment plan consisting of capital development projects and new research centres over the next few years. These include:
The £215 million Aston Student Village is currently transforming the standard of student accommodation on campus - providing 2,400 brand new rooms, built to the highest standard, all with en suite bathrooms. 1,300 of these opened in 2010 with Phase Two of the construction currently underway and due for completion in 2013.
Aston has further improved learning facilities at the University with the expansion and re-development of the Basil Spence designed University Library. The remodelled Library, with its iconic glass façade and bright interior, was officially opened on Tuesday 2 November by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Julia King.
Aston University's Woodcock Sports Centre, complete with beautiful, Grade II listed swimming pool has received multi-million-pound investment and was opened in October 2011 by Sir Doug Ellis OBE, former Chairman of Aston Villa Football Club.
The new £5m purpose-built Aston Brain Centre was officially opened by Tim Melville-Ross CBE (Friday, 7th October 2011), Chair of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The centre is now an international centre of excellence for research, treatment and teaching.