Architectural practice Sheppard Robson is to design a 45,000m² campus for Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK.

The £120m project will be the new home for 6,000 university staff and students.

The practice will collaborate with landscape architect Gillespies and engineer AECOM on the 45,000m² site.

The master plan for the site, designed by UK-based John McAslan & Partners, was approved by the local council in July 2009.