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IoE Number: 411449
Photographer: Dr John Davis
Date Photographed: 01 August 2000
Date listed: 19 March 1981
Date of last amendment: 08 July 1982
Grade II

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UNIVERSITY ROAD5104Edgbaston B15The Barber Instituteat Birmingham University

UNIVERSITY ROAD 1. 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.

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