Design unveiled for University of Manchester new facility

WCN Editorial Team 14 Dec 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

University of Manchester has unveiled the design for its new £150M Henry Royce Institute in Manchester, UK.

The building, to be located at the heart of the university’s engineering campus, will cover an area of 16,000sq m. At a height of 46m, it will be the tallest building on the campus.

The Henry Royce Institute will house materials scientists, advanced equipment, and collaborative space for industrial engagement.

Laing O’Rourke will serve as the main contractor for the project, with project and cost management to be provided by Arcadis, and civil and structural engineering by Ramboll UK. ARUP will serve as the building services engineer, and Gilllespies as the landscape architect.

Laing O’Rourke’s head of UK construction Liam Cummins said: “It is fantastic news that we are continuing our partnership with the University of Manchester by delivering a state of the art facility that will carry so much significance for Manchester and Britain’s global research position.

“We’re looking forward to getting on site and delivering a high-quality building that supports innovation and excellence.”

Construction work on the building is expected to commence early in 2017. Henry Royce Institute is set to open in 2019. 

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