Aston University - A Birmingham Gem!

Aston University is one of the UK's leading universities and is located in Birmingham. It gained University Status in 1966, and was The Guardian University of the Year 2020.

Where is Aston University?

Aston University is at Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET. The Main Building is located between Aston Street and Corporation Street.


In brief

A University since 1966, the campus has been located here at Aston Triangle ever since. They celebrated 50 years in 2016, and was University of the Year in 2020.

The mission of Aston University as stated on their website is:

"to be the UK's leading university for students aspiring to succeed in business and the professions, where original research, enterprise and inspiring teaching deliver local and global impact."

Aston UniversityAston University (May 2021). Photography by Elliott Brown


Aston University - history

It began as the College of Advanced Technology, with buildings of 1949-55 by Ashley & Newman and 1957-65 by the City Architect, A.G. Sheppard Fidler.

It became a university in 1966.

A development plan by Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners was adopted in 1967.

Student accommodation built in the 1960s or '70s was replaced in the 2010s.

The University celebrated it's 50th birthday in 2016.

The Guardian awarded Aston University as University of the Year 2020.


Aston University Main Building views

Aston University Main Building from Aston Street.

Aston UniversityAston University (December 2012). Photography by Elliott Brown


Aston University Main Building from Corporation Street (Aston Expressway).

Aston UniversityAston University (February 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

08 Jan 2023 - On-going




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