University House, University of Birmingham

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University House

Originally a hall of residence at the University of Birmingham, University House became the home for the university's business school in 2004 after having been extensively refurbished and extended to provide state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. It is located in beautiful grounds in the conservation area of Edgbaston, Birmingham.

The name 'University House' was originally given to a building on Hagley Road in 1908. The present building was constructed in 1912 as a residence for female students at the university. In 1964, the hall became one of the UK's first mixed-sex university residences[citation needed]. It remained so until its closure as a residence in July 2002.

Students made a Guinness World Record for endurance after completing a croquet marathon on the hall's lawn[citation needed].

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Coordinates: 52°26′58″N 1°55′31″W / 52.4495°N 1.9253°W / 52.4495; -1.9253