mecanoo chosen to complete engineering campus in manchester
mecanoo chosen to complete engineering campus in manchester
may 27, 2014

mecanoo chosen to complete engineering campus in manchester

mecanoo chosen to complete engineering campus in manchester
images courtesy of the university of manchester




netherlands-based practice mecanoo has been chosen as the lead designer and architect for an engineering campus to be built at the university of manchester. the £200 million development will see the relocation and integration of a number of the school’s faculties as well as several key research institutes and foundation studies. positioned at the heart of the existing institution, the newly connected academic community will encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, designed to enhance student experience.

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aerial view detailing the area to be developed




the project also includes the refurbishment of some of the site’s existing buildings, such as the grade II listed oddfellows hall. construction is set to get underway in 2015, with completion scheduled for 2019. the manchester engineering campus development is the first part of a £700m masterplan, a scheme that will be finalized in 2022.

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the historic façade of the university building




‘we look forward to working with the university of manchester to develop a facility that promotes modern, world leading teaching, learning and research. planning will focus on creating a gateway between the city center of manchester and the university campus and increasing the accessibility of the campus for the local community’, commented francine houben, creative director of mecanoo.



project info:


architects: mecanoo
civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers: arup project managers – buro four
briefing consultants: iDEA/ buro happold
cost consultants: sweett group
construction design and management (CDM) coordinator: AECOM
environmental and sustainability adviser: buro happold

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