New ┬ú30m property for University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is set for a new ┬ú30m building for its School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. Plans for the five-storey property include research facilities, teaching laboratories, enquiry based learning facilities, and academic offices.
The work is part of the University of Manchester’s ┬ú650 million construction masterplan – which is said to be the biggest ever carried out within the UK Higher Education sector.
Prof Mike Sutcliffe, Head of the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science (CEAS) said:
“The recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) confirmed Manchester’s position as one of a small group of elite Chemical Engineering departments within the UK. Our success capitalises on the synergies between chemical engineering and bioscience, chemistry, mathematics, and analytical and measurement science.”
He adds: “We believe the School’s success in dissolving barriers between cognate disciplines will provide further benefits for our students and research staff. In support of this goal, the University of Manchester has prioritised plans for investment in a new purpose built home for the School.”
“We are delighted to be embarking on a journey – underpinned by an excellent RAE result – that will provide the fit for purpose facilities required for outstanding chemical engineering research and education.”
Work is due to be carried out in two phases – the first starting in May 2010, to be completed by Summer 2011.
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