BPP finds site for Birmingham launch

BPP Law School has named Birmingham’s Colmore Square as the site for its latest branch.

The new 15,000 sq ft building will be the school’s sixth centre in the UK and follows the launch of its London City operation, which it shares with BPP Business School.

BPP chief executive Peter Crisp said: “The Colmore Square site is ideally situated for the school, being so close to the city centre and within walking distance of many of the city’s leading law firms.”

The institution hopes to attract up to 50 Legal Practice Course (LPC) students to the new premises, which it will also share with its business school from September 2010.

Currently the building is going through a £750,000 refurbishment programme to house the two education providers.

The news comes after BPP Law School confirmed that it is opening a Bristol arm in September 2010. Arch-rival College of Law (CoL) has also announced it will be launching in the city.

The openings are expected to increase pressure on Bristol Institute of Legal Practice, which has had a near-monopoly in the Bristol LPC market.

BPP already has centres in Leeds, London (Holborn and Waterloo) and Manchester.