MMU Science & Engineering Building

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About this Project:

Linear Control Systems Ltd are proud to be continuing a great relationship with both NG Bailey & Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) carrying out yet another large project on the estate. This follows on from such projects as Birley Fields & Business School.

Utilising a Cylon ABB system, LCSL are integrating the new building onto the new ASPECT head end linking all buildings on the campus together.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to creating a truly modern campus in the heart of Manchester. The development of our estate supports our academic ambition and reinforces the centrality of the University to the city and our community.

We are creating a new state-of-the-art building for our Faculty of Science and Engineering, which will provide additional teaching, research and landscaped green spaces. We will also be refurbishing some of the existing spaces within the John Dalton buildings.

BEMS Description

The multi-phase Science and Engineering project will take place on the University’s existing John Dalton complex which is located on Chester Street (please refer to the site map at the bottom of this page).  The new building will be built on the land previously occupied by John Dalton West and the adjacent car park and service areas. Refurbishment works will take place in John Dalton Tower, John Dalton Central and John Dalton East.

See our computer-generated images and walkthrough video below to get a sense of how the new building will look and the collaborative opportunities it will create.

Benefits of the Project

We are excited about what this new space will mean for our learning, research and wider impact.

Most of our science and engineering-related teaching and research is centred around building our reputation as leaders in digitisation, sustainability, and Industry 4.0 – which is the introduction of new, smart technologies into traditional industry.

Our £115 million investment is a direct investment into STEM education and research, transforming the way we teach and how our students learn. It will also enhance our research reputation in key areas in line with the UK’s industrial strategy:

  • Manufacturing
  • Digitisation
  • Sustainability
  • Health and wellbeing
  • We are the country’s leading university for sustainability and a lot of what we do underpins that.

Our new spaces will allow students, staff, industry leaders and the local community to easily interact with each other and ensuring that knowledge and scientific breakthroughs are transferred to the ‘real world’.

What has happened so far?

To make way for the new building, John Dalton West has now been demolished and the site has been cleared.  The structural frame for the new building, which will provide exceptional learning and research facilities, is progressing well and is due to be completed in the Autumn of 2023.

The University access road and sewer diversion works within Chester Street have been completed.

Other structures, used for research and teaching, such as greenhouses, have been relocated and are fully operational. The phased programme of remodelling works within John Dalton Tower and John Dalton Central buildings are progressing.

The target programme is to complete the new building by Autumn 2023 and the remodelling works to the existing buildings by early 2024.

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