Aston University Green - A Wonderful open space!

Nestled in the middle of the Aston University campus is a wonderful green space. It was re-landscaped following the demolition of Stafford Tower in 2014 and completing Aston Student Village.


There had already been a Lakeside area at Aston University, well before the demolition of Dalton Tower, Lawrence Tower (in 2011) and Stafford Tower (in 2014).

Following the demolition of the final tower in 2014, the area was landscaped with a central area around the new halls of residence and is part of the Aston Student Village.

Aston Uni Green

The green at Aston University (July 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Aston Students Union

The new Aston Students Union was built in 2018 and opened in 2019. Next to the sports pitch (what had previously been a surface car park). It is in view of the Chancellor's Lake. It is called the Sir Adrian Cadbury Building. The old Aston Students Union building was later demolished between 2019 and 2020.

Aston Students Union

Aston Students Union from the Chancellor's Lake at Aston University (April 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Marquees at Aston University

Marquees usually go up whenever there is a graduation of Aston University students.

Aston Uni Green

Marquees in the Aston University parkland (July 2015). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Peace Sculpture

The Peace sculpture fountain in the Chancellor's Lake at Aston University by William Pye in 1985

Peace Sculpture Aston University

Peace sculpture in the Chancellor's Lake at Aston University (May 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

All the books I should have read

A new new sculpture was unveiled in the parkland in 2019 called All the books I should have read by Marko Maetamm.

All the books I should have read Aston University

All the books I should have read sculpture at Aston University (March 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

22 Feb 2021 - On-going

Passions

Green open spaces, Squares and public spaces

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