Projects / Manchester Engineering Campus Development

Manchester Engineering Campus Development

A new single structure 78,000 sq m Campus for four individual Schools within the Engineering and Physical Sciences Faculty, who are currently housed in several separate facilities namely:

• Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE);
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE);
• Materials (MAT); and
• Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences (CEAS).

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The Vision

To create a world class integrated Engineering campus, bringing together four schools of engineering within the University to create the largest ever single campus development undertaken by the University. The integrated single campus will allow closer collaboration between disciplines within dedicated and purpose built facilities.

The campus is intended to be a gateway to Engineering and provide a link between the City and the University, showcasing the strong history of the University and the City as well as the University’s leadership in innovative research and development in the sector.

Our Role

We are providing full Project and Programme Management on this complex project.

As part of our role we managed an extensive and detailed briefing process to capture the needs of all staff, students and academics within all four schools. This included the rationalisation of a number of spaces across the University's estates in order to bring the schools together into one single Campus.

Our role also includes the management of the relocation of all staff and students and over 3000 pieces of equipment.

We have developed detailed phasing plans for all works to allow teaching and research programmes to continue uninterrupted throughout the huge development.

Key Information

University of Manchester
78,000 sq m
BDP & Mecanoo
Project Manager:
Buro Four
Briefing Consultant:
Quantity Surveyor:
Currie & Brown
Structural Engineer:
M&E Engineer: