Projects / Citylabs 2.0 & 3.0

Citylabs 2.0 & 3.0

Two major new science buildings providing flexible office, laboratory and clinical space within Corridor Manchester

The Vision

Two major new science buildings of six and seven storeys to provide high-specification, flexible office, laboratory, and clinical space set right in the heart of Corridor Manchester - the city's knowledge quarter. The two buildings sit on the south west corner of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) historic estate and form the southern gateway to Europes largest clinical-academic campus.

The new biomedical centre of excellence will enable biomedical companies to grow and co-create new health products, in collaboration with the NHS and academia.

As well as major new build, the Grade-II listed Edwardian building that wraps around Citylabs 3.0 is to be modified and refurbished, creating smaller office suites to complement the accommodation in the new buildings.

An atrium will connect the heritage building with the new structure, allowing the facility to share resources that include shared meeting areas as well as spaces for dining, public exhibitions and conferences.

Our Role

We were initially appointed at Stage 1 to provide strategic advice in terms of project set up and governance due to the complexity of the Joint Venture Client and stakeholder set-up.

We were subsequently appointed as Project Manager and Employer's Agent for the scheme. Our duties include:

- Stakeholder Management

- Master Programming

- CMFT logistical management

- Manage & coordinate site investigations

- Main Contractor procurement

Key Information

Bruntwood, Manchester Science Partnerships & Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sheppard Robson
Project Manager:
Buro Four
Employers Agent:
Buro Four
Quantity Surveyor:
Gardiner & Theobald
Structural Engineer:
M&E Engineer:
Hilson Moran