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.