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Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre Celebrates Key Milestone
(19 Oct 2017)
Set to open its doors next year the new £60m Centre will accelerate the commercial pace of graphene and two-dimensional materials in Manchester.

Henry Royce Institute gets the green light
(10 Feb 2017)
The University’s £150m Henry Royce Institute building has been approved by city planners

Campus Masterplan Update
(05 Jan 2017)
The latest edition of Campus Masterplan Update is now available to read online

Ardwick Neighbourhood Event
(17 Nov 2016)
Opportunity find out more about campus developments and employment

People's vote names University developments amongst the Best of Manchester
(27 Oct 2016)
Manchester Museum, The Whitworth (twice!) and the planned Brunswick Park have been named as some of the best examples of the city's built environment

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit The University of Manchester
(14 Oct 2016)
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the University today (October 14) to learn more about world-leading graphene research and celebrate the University’s new Manchester Engineering Campus Development.

National Graphene Institute wins prestigious architecture award
(23 Jun 2016)
Honour in RIBA National Awards leads to Stirling Prize shortlist for £61M home of graphene

University receives approval for £350 million engineering campus
(02 Jun 2016)
The University has today (2 June) received planning permission from Manchester City Council for its engineering campus

National Graphene Institute wins major regional architectural award
(21 Apr 2016)
The £61m building, completed in 2015, is among the winners of the RIBA North West Awards 2016

Manchester Museum celebrates heritage lottery fund success
(19 Apr 2016)
Manchester Museum has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its Courtyard Project

University unveils plans for parkland
(08 Mar 2016)
The University has unveiled plans to create a parkland at the heart of its campus to benefit staff, students, visitors and the local community

New Campus Masterplan Website
(09 Feb 2016)

Bringing the GEIC to life
(04 Feb 2016)
How the inside of the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) will look can be revealed for the first time

University preserves mosaics
(04 Feb 2016)
Artwork to be reinstated on completion of Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre

Owens Park revamp given go ahead
(11 Dec 2015)
Planners agree to £200 million plan to create 3,000 modern, high-quality student accommodation units

Campus Masterplan Update
(11 Nov 2015)
The Autumn edition of Campus Masterplan Update is now available online

WATCH: The Precinct bridge being demolished in fifty seconds
(26 Oct 2015)
The demolition of the University Precinct bridge during August has been condensed into a 50-second time lapse video which staff can see today for the first time

Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) - site update
(19 Oct 2015)
From Monday 19 October 2015, the Materials Science Centre will be enclosed as the hoardings around the area will be extended to prepare for demolition of the site

National Graphene Institute wins major UK building award
(15 Oct 2015)
Our home for graphene collaboration has been honoured at British Construction Industry Awards.

The Whitworth wins public vote in BBC website ballot
(15 Oct 2015)
New extension to ‘gallery in the park’ up for major architecture prize

The Whitworth is Europe’s 'Best Emerging Culture Destination'
(09 Oct 2015)
The University of Manchester’s Whitworth has been awarded the title of Europe’s Best Emerging Culture Destination by the arts travel website, Leading Culture Destinations.

Alliance Manchester Business School
(21 Sep 2015)
University pays tribute Lord Alliance’s long-standing relationship and support

Double delight for University gallery
(17 Sep 2015)
The University of Manchester’s Whitworth has won the AJ Retrofit Award for Cultural and Public Buildings and for Heritage and Listed Buildings following its major redevelopment by MUMA (McInnes Usher McKnight Architects).

Schuster Annexe proposals
(16 Sep 2015)
The proposals for the new extension to the physics and astronomy Schuster Building have been revealed

£350 million engineering campus unveiled
(09 Sep 2015)
Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) is one of the largest, single construction projects in higher education

Oxford Road now open
(07 Sep 2015)
Bridge demolition and related works goes smoothly, ensuring one of Manchester’s busiest roads has re-opened as planned

Oxford Road set to re-open next week
(02 Sep 2015)
Work has progressed well on the demolition of the bridge and related works with Oxford Road currently on track to re-open on Monday, 7 September as planned

Materials move to a new campus home
(24 Aug 2015)
The Materials Science Centre, part of the School of Materials, has been vacated over the summer period so that the site can be prepared for the new Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) project

Gallery: Precinct Centre Bridge demolition
(17 Aug 2015)
As part of plans to redevelop Manchester Business School, the Precinct Centre Bridge over Oxford Road was demolished at the weekend (15-16 August).

Hat-trick for University on Building of the Year shortlist
(06 Aug 2015)
Three University of Manchester buildings have been shortlisted for the Greater Manchester Building of the Year award – making up half of the total shortlist.

Oxford Road closes for bridge demolition on 10 August
(05 Aug 2015)
The road will close for four weeks from 6am on Monday, 10 August, re-opening no later than 6am on Monday, 7 September

Updates on Oxford Road transformation
(30 Jul 2015)
Access along Oxford Road will be disrupted during August and September due to bus priority works and Precinct bridge demolition

University unveils student village plans
(29 Jul 2015)
Public drop-in sessions to view proposals for Fallowfield Student Village

Oxford Road transformation: bus priority works and Precinct bridge demolition
(27 Jul 2015)
Access along Oxford Road will be disrupted during August and September by the first stage of the bus priority works and the demolition of the Precinct bridge

The Whitworth shortlisted for UK’s most prestigious architecture prize
(16 Jul 2015)
Our redeveloped art gallery up for Riba Stirling Prize for the UK's best new building

The University of Manchester's Whitworth named Museum of the Year 2015
(02 Jul 2015)
The University of Manchester's redeveloped Whitworth art gallery has been awarded the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015. The £100,000 prize is the largest arts award in Britain and the biggest museum prize in the world.

The Whitworth wins share of £1.4 million culture and health grant
(18 Jun 2015)
Art gallery awarded one of just eight project grants from the Arts Council

Work on Oxford Road bus priority scheme begins this summer
(18 Jun 2015)
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have announced that work to introduce revolutionary plans for Oxford Road will begin in summer 2015

MCRC Building opening on BBC North West Tonight
(17 Jun 2015)
BBC North West Tonight came along to the opening of a new £28.5m research centre that will transform cancer treatment.

State-of-the-art research centre will transform cancer treatment
(16 Jun 2015)
A new £28.5m research centre that will transform cancer treatment has opened in Manchester

Oxford Road to re-open on Monday, 15 June
(12 Jun 2015)
Road and bus diversions come to an end until second road closure in August

Partial closure of Oxford Road for bridge works
(03 Jun 2015)
The first road closure will commence at 6am on Monday, 8 June, with Oxford Road reopening no later than 6am on Monday, 15 June

University eight year contractor partnership to deliver campus transformation
(02 Jun 2015)
The University of Manchester has announced the appointment of three contractors to deliver the bulk of its £1bn capital programme through a partnership framework agreement

The Whitworth celebrates Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015 nomination
(13 May 2015)
After being shortlisted as one of six finalists for Museum of the Year 2015, the gallery has launched a “summer of love”, a summer’s worth of events and activities, to mark and to celebrate its nomination

Works on The University of Manchester campus
(01 May 2015)
Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD)

The Whitworth wins North West Building of the Year
(17 Apr 2015)
Prestigious prize for reborn gallery in the park

University launches unique construction academy
(16 Apr 2015)
Helping local people into jobs generated by the University’s £1 billion Campus Masterplan

WATCH: National Graphene Institute built in under three minutes!
(27 Mar 2015)
Film shows Campus Masterplan flagship take shape

Chancellor officially opens National Graphene Institute
(20 Mar 2015)
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has officially opened the University’s £61m National Graphene Institute (NGI).

The Whitworth one month on
(18 Mar 2015)
The Whitworth, which re-opened after its £15 million renovation on 14 February, has seen a huge rise in visitor numbers since it was last open

New hotel brands announced
(26 Feb 2015)
Being developed adjacent to MBS as part of £1 billion campus redevelopment

The Whitworth opens with a bang!
(18 Feb 2015)
Sir Kostya breathes on Graphene switch to set off fireworks - to let 18,000 visitors see £15 million reburbishment for first time

Whitworth Art Gallery opens tomorrow
(13 Feb 2015)
Come and see the £15 million redevelopment, making it one of the most remarkable galleries in the north

The Whitworth reopens on Valentine's Day
(10 Feb 2015)
Visit our transformed art gallery from 14 February – and find out more via a number of BBC features.

Whitworth Art Gallery opens this week
(09 Feb 2015)
Fall in love again: the £15 million refurbishment revealed on Valentine's Day

Fall in love again: the Whitworth’s opening weekend
(15 Jan 2015)
It’s official: the Whitworth reopens on 14 February 2015

3000 room student village to be developed at The University of Manchester
(18 Dec 2014)
The University of Manchester and the real estate and infrastructure unit of the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, Mubadala Development Company, today announce an investment of approximately £175m to develop a three-phase student village on the Owens Park site on the University’s Fallowfield Campus.

Osborne announces major new research and innovation institute
(03 Dec 2014)
University home to £235m advanced materials institute following largest single funding agreement in its history

Construction of hotel and MBS executive education centre begins
(10 Nov 2014)
Work begins on the construction of the MBS hotel and Executive Education centre on the flat surface car park opposite the entrance to MBS West on Monday, 10 November

Landmark donation from Lord Alliance of Manchester
(16 Oct 2014)
Business School to become ‘Alliance Manchester Business School’ in September 2015 following transformational donation

Latest edition of Campus Masterplan Update
(13 Oct 2014)
Quarterly round-up of news around the University's Campus Masterplan

Biomedical campus plans announced
(03 Oct 2014)
£250 million project part of University's Campus Masterplan

The Whitworth announces its grand opening
(03 Oct 2014)
Newly developed gallery to reveal its art on Valentine’s Day

New £60m Engineering Innovation Centre to be based in Manchester
(11 Sep 2014)
During a visit to the University's graphene laboratories on 10 September, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, announced funding for the creation of a £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC)

Topping out for National Graphene Institute
(01 Apr 2014)
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne MP marked the topping out ceremony of the National Graphene Institute (NGI) with a speech praising revolutionary science at The University of Manchester.

Alan Gilbert Learning Commons wins Guardian University Award
(27 Feb 2014)
University of Manchester Library celebrates after landing prestigious innovation prize

Whitworth masterpieces go on tour
(29 Nov 2013)
The Whitworth may now be closed to complete its £15 million transformation but the collection is still working hard!

Whitworth gets its crowning glory
(22 Nov 2013)
Topping out ceremony puts roof on £15m gallery redevelopment

New Simon lecture theatres provide major addition to teaching space
(31 Oct 2013)
The opening of three new lecture theatres in the basement of the Simon Building on 4 November 2013 will mark the latest stage in a series of major developments in student study and teaching facilities on the University campus.

Open Doors at the Whitworth Art Gallery
(23 Sep 2013)
The Whitworth Art Gallery is undergoing a new and exciting chapter in its history.

Whitworth closes for renovation with its busiest ever weekend
(19 Sep 2013)
15,000 visitors say goodbye - for now

The University of Manchester announces issue of £300m 4.25% Bonds due 2053
(04 Jul 2013)
Bonds assigned a rating of Aa1 by Moody's

Conservation work on our iconic Old Quad
(16 Oct 2012)
Five-year, £11 million project to save buildings’ beauty and function

Manchester 2020 Vision leads to £1 billion campus Master Plan
(11 Oct 2012)
The University of Manchester is to invest £1 billion over the next ten years to create a world-class campus for our staff and students.