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Old March 22nd, 2011, 03:28 PM   #1041
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Building site will be a seat of learning

March 22, 2011

Construction work has begun on a £12m learning centre on Oxford Road, Manchester.

Wates Construction has stared on the Learning Commons development for the University Of Manchester.

The building will house computing facilities for students and will replace the old refectory and Moberly Tower buildings, which were partially demolished earlier this year.

Rupert Goddard, associate partner at Manchester architect Sheppard Robson and design director on the project, said: "With its dynamic and innovative design, we hope the Learning Commons will reflect the university’s values, acting as a symbol of its ambitious agenda for the future. The building will also contribute towards reinforcing the importance of the Manchester Corridor as the backbone of the city’s knowledge economy."

Construction will be completed by May next year.
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 10:23 PM   #1042
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University of Manchester 'reluctantly' decides to charge students maximum fees of £9,000 a year

March 23, 2011

The University of Manchester has decided to charge fees of £9,000 a year from 2012.

The charge is the maximum allowed under the government's controversial new funding system.

Manchester is the eighth university to announce it will charge the full amount but said the decision was a 'reluctant' one.

Bosses said the move is necessary for the future of the university.

Manchester university's President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, said: “The university's board of governors agreed to the headline fee of £9,000 very reluctantly, but we believe that this is necessary to ensure and improve the quality of teaching and the wider experience that we offer to all of our students, and it reflects the value of a Manchester degree in the employment market.”

The university said large numbers of poorer students will qualify for financial support of up to £3,000 a year.

Around 30pc of the additional fee income will be spent on activities to support poorer students.

The fees increase is subject to approval by the government's Office for Fair Access.

Yesterday Essex university also announced plans to charge maximum fees, amid fears that a funding black hole will be created by soaring demand for student loans.

Ministers had claimed that universities charging full fees would be the exception rather than the rule.

Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Imperial, Exeter and Surrey have also opted for the full £9,000 fee.
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Old March 24th, 2011, 12:33 AM   #1043
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Has the cladding/design of the building changed? The MEN hasn't got a very good track record as we know. Could be an old image?

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Wates starts Manchester university building22 Mar 2011, 17:06

Wates Construction has started on the £12m Learning Commons building on Oxford Road for The University of Manchester.
The building will provide students with new learning space, IT facilities, and support services.
Designed by architecture practice Sheppard Robson, the property will replace the university's former Refectory and Moberly Tower buildings, which were partially demolished earlier this year.
The new building will be flanked by Oxford Road, Lime Grove and Burlington Street.
John Shannon, business unit director for Wates Construction, said: "This is set to be a world-class building which will be of huge benefit to the university and its students, whilst also contributing to the ongoing regeneration of the Oxford Road corridor. We see the higher education sector as the core of our business and we can bring our experience of successfully working in and around live campus environments to The University of Manchester."
Construction of the Learning Commons building is set to complete in May 2012. Wates said the build programme will also include improvements to the surrounding public realm.
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Old March 24th, 2011, 12:37 AM   #1044
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That render was put up by man med, dont think it was ever confirmed if it was a new design or just one of the proposals they had done.
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Old March 24th, 2011, 12:48 AM   #1045
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That render was put up by man med, dont think it was ever confirmed if it was a new design or just one of the proposals they had done.
Thanks for clarifying Flange.
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Old March 24th, 2011, 12:43 PM   #1046
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That render was put up by man med, dont think it was ever confirmed if it was a new design or just one of the proposals they had done.
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Thanks for clarifying Flange.
I'm pretty sure Man Med has got the right image; the one with the red pillars. I drove past a few days ago and i'm 90% that the same image is on the hoardings.
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Old March 25th, 2011, 08:42 PM   #1047
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Old March 29th, 2011, 01:24 PM   #1048
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Salford Uni to begin redevelopment later this year

29 Mar 2011, 10:05


The £75m first phase of Salford University's new-look campus will feature a refurbished and extended Chapman Building and a new arts building.

A later phase will see a £30m student halls of residence overlooking Peel Park to be delivered by a private developer.

Next year, work will begin on a series of public spaces at Chapman Square and Station Square near to Salford Crescent Station, including outdoor lecture theatres, performance areas and quieter external meeting places where staff, students and members of the public can come together in an informal setting.

Companies already involved in the development include:

■Turley Associates, planning advisors
■Davis Langdon, project and programme manager
■Arcadis, cost manager on Chapman Building
■Appleyard & Trew, cost manager on rest of projects
■Stride Treglown, architect on Arts Building
■Fairhurst Design Group, architect on Chapman Building

Dr Adrian Graves, the university's deputy vice-chancellor, said: "Our campus plan is an incredibly exciting development in the life of the university. Our plans will forever transform the campus and give our students access to outstanding facilities and an experience of unparalleled quality."

A series of briefings are currently underway to inform local residents of the university's plans and how they will benefit the community.

For more information about the University's Campus Plan and to give your feedback on the proposals go to www.campusplan.salford.ac.uk



http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news...this-year.html

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Old March 29th, 2011, 08:31 PM   #1049
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The render on the hordings and other posters around campus show a different image to both this and the one posted by flange. Very confusing
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Old March 29th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #1050
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The render on the hordings and other posters around campus show a different image to both this and the one posted by flange. Very confusing
Is it this one.

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Old April 2nd, 2011, 06:31 PM   #1051
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Jodrell Bank chosen as base for largest radio telescope
Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire has been selected as the headquarters for a £1.3bn project to build the world's biggest radio telescope.
source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12947435

Not expected to be completed till 2024 but this is great news, did anyone know anything about it? Came completely out of left field to me.
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Old April 2nd, 2011, 06:52 PM   #1052
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The site already has very high data capacity from a British project to combine several telescopes in real time, that and the University links is probably why it was chosen for the UK location (that or our government was the second highest contributor was probably why we got the HQ in the UK).
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Old May 18th, 2011, 03:34 PM   #1053
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A little construction timeline animation for the A&D build,

http://www.artdes.mmu.ac.uk/newspaces/video

'See a live view of the site on our Webcam (coming soon)'
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Old May 20th, 2011, 08:41 PM   #1054
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Planning app for Salford uni's new Arts Building is in:

http://publicaccess.salford.gov.uk/p...=LKYWSENP5Y000

Plenty of pics in the docs, see page 4 of the below:

http://iclipseweb.salford.gov.uk/Ani...s/08221549.pdf
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Old May 21st, 2011, 07:08 PM   #1055
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[IMG]http://i56.************/nt5r4.jpg[/IMG]
Architects: Stride Treglown
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Old May 21st, 2011, 07:37 PM   #1056
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Where's this going? I went through the docs but wasn't able to find an exact address ...
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Old June 19th, 2011, 11:48 PM   #1057
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Manchester Uni - Chemical Engineering Building

Looks like its coming along quite well:

[IMG]http://i52.************/2vd5it3.jpg[/IMG]
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Old June 20th, 2011, 08:11 PM   #1058
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A good third post Alex! The MMU Art Building looks like it will start rising soon. There's been lots of activity.
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Old June 20th, 2011, 09:02 PM   #1059
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Where's this going? I went through the docs but wasn't able to find an exact address ...
smack bang in the middle of Salford Uni's main (Peel Park) campus
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Old June 20th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #1060
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Oh good, good for the Chapel Street redevelopment then?
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