Three University projects crowned winners at construction awards
29 Nov 2021
The University of Manchester is celebrating winning three awards at the North West Regional Construction Awards. Competing against many regional nominees, Jodrell Bank and Manchester Museum were among the award winners at a ceremony in Liverpool.
Preferred partner for £1.5 billion new global-leading innovation district ID Manchester announced by The University of Manchester
3 Jun 2021
Today the UK’s ambition to be a world-leading science and technology innovation hub has taken another step forward as The University of Manchester announced Bruntwood SciTech, the UK’s leading property provider dedicated to the growth of ...
ID Manchester partner selection process progresses to final stage
26 Mar 2020
The University of Manchester has announced it has progressed to the next stage of the process to find a development and investment partner to deliver the £1.5 billion new world-class innovation district ID Manchester.
ID Manchester partner selection process progresses to second stage
12 Nov 2019
Today the University of Manchester announced it received an impressive response to its international search to find a development and investment partner to deliver the £1.5 billion new world-class innovation district ID Manchester.
Multimillion pound research institute for health to open in Manchester
28 Oct 2019
A new multimillion pound research institute that will maximise Manchester’s academic strengths in digital health and advanced materials to discover innovative health and care solutions is being launched by a consortium, led by The University of...
HRH The Duke of York officially opens the Masdar Building, home to the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre
10 Dec 2018
His Royal Highness The Duke of York has officially opened the £60m Masdar Building which houses the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) at The University of Manchester.
University cancer research facility renamed Oglesby Cancer Research Building to honour enormous contribution of Michael Oglesby
27 Nov 2018
The University of Manchester building for Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) researchers has been renamed in a ceremony to honour the contribution of Michael Oglesby, his family, and the Oglesby Charitable Trust to cancer research in ...
Topping out ceremony marks key milestone for University landmark engineering development
21 Sep 2018
The Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) – one of the largest capital projects ever undertaken by a UK higher education institution – has celebrated a key milestone in its construction.
Manchester’s newest park opens with celebratory event
11 Sep 2018
Staff, students, visitors and members of the local community have attended a celebratory health and wellbeing event marking the official opening of Brunswick Park at the heart of The University of Manchester’s campus.
University launches international search for North Campus Development partner
30 Jul 2018
The University of Manchester’s Board of Governors has approved a proposal to seek a corporate partner to develop its North Campus site in Manchester city centre into a world-class innovation district over the next 20 years.
Sneak peek at the GEIC
15 May 2018
The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) at The University of Manchester has celebrated a key milestone in its construction.
Multi-million pound funding to bring new galleries and exhibition space to Manchester Museum
4 May 2018
Manchester Museum, part of The University of Manchester has received a confirmed grant of £4,215,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a major capital project, it was announced today.
New world-class cancer centre to open in Manchester
11 Apr 2018
An ambitious, world-class cancer research facility is to be built at The Christie on the site of the Paterson building which suffered devastating fire damage in April 2017 displacing over 300 scientists and support staff.
Award-winning local jobs scheme builds on success to reach 4,000 landmark
14 Dec 2017
Led by The University of Manchester and delivered by the Growth Company, The Works helps support local people to find jobs, develop skills and access training and is now celebrating placing the 4,000th person into employment.
Construction begins on UK centre for advanced materials research and commercialisation in Manchester
13 Dec 2017
Construction work has begun on the Manchester hub for the Henry Royce Institute, the national body promoting research and applications in advanced materials. The building will be a prominent new landmark on the Manchester skyline at 46 metres high.
Chancellor announces £4m for historic Jodrell Bank
23 Nov 2017
Jodrell Bank has been awarded £4m in the Autumn Statement to go towards a new project to promote the historical importance of the scientific work undertaken at the Cheshire site.
Balfour Beatty formally awarded £287 million Manchester Engineering Campus Development project
23 Nov 2017
The University of Manchester has today announced that the £287 million contract to construct the Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) has been formally awarded to Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group
City honours University’s contribution to sport
29 Oct 2017
The city has paid tribute to the enormous contribution The University of Manchester has made to sport, by giving it the outstanding contribution to sport accolade at its most prestigious award ceremony.
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. A special event today marked the ‘topping out’ of the newest building in the ...
Alliance Manchester Business School awarded £9.7 million by UK Government
12 Jul 2017
Alliance Manchester Business School has been awarded £9.7 million by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
Trio of brands announced for University Green
4 May 2017
Bruntwood and The University of Manchester have today announced that the Co-op, Loungers, and Five Guys will be joining the line-up at the recently launched University Green, which forms part of the University’s £1 billion Campus ...
First new brands announced at University Green
15 Mar 2017
Bruntwood and The University of Manchester have today announced the first retail and leisure signings at the recently launched University Green, which forms part of the University’s £1 billion Campus Masterplan and redevelopment.
First picture of University’s Henry Royce Institute building
12 Dec 2016
This is the first look at the £150m Manchester Building of the Henry Royce Institute – the UK’s leading centre for advanced materials research and commercialisation.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit The University of Manchester
14 Oct 2016
During a royal visit to the city The Duke and Duchess visited the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester and were welcomed by the President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, and Professor Martin ...
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to visit The University of Manchester
3 Oct 2016
This will be the first time The Duke and Duchess have visited the University. They will tour the world-leading National Graphene Institute (NGI) where academics and commercial partners work side by side on applications of the future. They will ...
University receives approval for new £350 million engineering campus
2 Jun 2016
The University of Manchester has today (Thursday 2 June) received planning permission from Manchester City Council to create a £350 million engineering campus. Announced last year, the Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) will be ...
University unveils plans for parkland
9 Mar 2016
The University of Manchester has unveiled plans to create a parkland at the heart of its campus to benefit staff, students, visitors and the local community.
Bringing the GEIC to life
5 Feb 2016
How the inside of the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) will look can be revealed for the first time.
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 has won a public vote on the BBC website, run in partnership with the Riba Stirling Prize 2015. Our ‘gallery in the park’ is on the ...
National Graphene Institute wins major UK building award
15 Oct 2015
The recently opened National Graphene Institute (NGI) has been crowned Major Building Project of the Year at the annual British Construction Industry Awards.
The Whitworth is Europe’s 'Best Emerging Culture Destination'
9 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. At the awards ceremony, held in London on Friday 9 October, the...
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). The AJ Retrofit ...
The University of Manchester announces £350 million engineering campus
9 Sep 2015
The Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) will be one of the largest, single construction projects ever undertaken by a higher education institution in the United Kingdom
Introducing the GEIC
1 Sep 2015
This is the first look at the new £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) at The University of Manchester, which will set the standard for world class graphene and 2-D materials application development.The GEIC aims to accelerate ...
Gallery: Precinct Centre Bridge demolition
17 Aug 2015
The 46-year-old bridge was taken down as part of a project to make room for improved student and staff facilities, and to provide 40,500 sq ft of new retail and leisure facilities. Photographers Andrew Brooks and Jill Jennings...
Hat-trick for University on Building of the Year shortlist
6 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.
The University of Manchester's Whitworth named Museum of the Year 2015
2 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.
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. The University of Manchester building in Withington will be home to researchers from the Manchester Cancer Research Centre...
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
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 What’s on at the ...
The Whitworth wins North West Building of the Year
17 Apr 2015
Prestigious prize for reborn gallery in the park The reborn Whitworth Art Gallery has been named North West Building of the Year at a top architectural award ceremony. The building, which has emerged from renovation double its former size and ...
Chancellor officially opens National Graphene Institute
20 Mar 2015
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has officially opened the £61m National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester.
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.
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 ...
Osborne announces major new research and innovation institute
3 Dec 2014
The University of Manchester will be home to a new national research and innovation centre in advanced materials, Chancellor George Osborne has announced today in his Autumn Statement. The Sir Henry Royce Institute for Materials Research and ...
Landmark donation from Lord Alliance of Manchester
16 Oct 2014
Business School to become 'Alliance Manchester Business School' in September 2015 following transformational donation The University of Manchester has received a landmark donation for the future development of Manchester Business School from Lord ...
New £60m Engineering Innovation Centre to be based in Manchester
10 Sep 2014
Funding provided by the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund, the Technology Strategy Board and Masdar, an Abu Dhabi-based clean technology and renewable energy company The University of Manchester is to build a £60m Graphene Engineering ...
University strikes hotel deal as part of £1billion campus master plan
14 Jul 2014
The University of Manchester has signed a deal to build a new hotel and an Executive Education Centre for Manchester Business School (MBS) on its Oxford Road campus. Bruntwood, one of the UK’s leading regional property firms, will develop ...
Guardian award for Learning Commons
27 Feb 2014
The University of Manchester Library has won the Facilities Project category in the 2014 Guardian University Awards for its innovative and collaborative project, The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons. Established in 2013, the Guardian University ...
Work starts on world’s largest radio telescope
4 Nov 2013
Work starts this week on the next phase of development for what will soon be the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope - the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project. The latest stage of the project will see the UK taking a major ...