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Old August 28th, 2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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National Graphene Institute | Booth Street East | 4 fl |U/C

www.graphene.manchester.ac.uk

Architects: Jestico + Whiles

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Old August 28th, 2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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Can anyone remind me, am I right that this is this going on the small grass area between prospects.ac.uk, the Aquatic Centre carpark and Booth Street?
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Old August 29th, 2012, 04:00 PM   #3
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Think I started 1 nq.

Matters not.

Anyway, on to more important things.

Think somebody at AFL architects may have dropped a clanger?

Under projects, and then Education, the drop down list shows 'Graphene Building Manchester University'. It's currently blank. Only showing show and hide info. http://www.afl-uk.com/projects/graph...ter-university

Well, they forgot about Google images.

I give you, if it is the design?

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Old August 29th, 2012, 04:06 PM   #4
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What a building, good find. Page is loading for me + images, wonder what the story is with that one, didn't think they were the architects.

More office space, than labs?
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Old August 29th, 2012, 04:08 PM   #5
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What a building, good find. Page is loading for me + images, wonder what the story is with that one, didn't think they were the architects.
Thought it might nq.

Any chance you can post the other images matey.

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Old August 29th, 2012, 04:10 PM   #6
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The other one, side on. Probably should resize this.

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Old August 29th, 2012, 04:17 PM   #7
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That gives some location clues, is it the NGI site, or another?
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Old August 29th, 2012, 04:24 PM   #8
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Swit swoo! Love it!

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Old August 29th, 2012, 04:29 PM   #9
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looks really good.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=boot...ngdom&t=h&z=19
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Old August 29th, 2012, 04:31 PM   #10
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Its the site between the Careers Service office & Aquatics Car Park isn't it? I like it, its different, better than the new chemistry centre over the road.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 05:32 PM   #11
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Graphene centre start moves closer

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Manchester University has started the formal tender process to select a contractor to build the £31.5m National Graphene Institute, scheduled for completion by the end of 2014.

The new facility proposed for Booth Street East is designed by London-based architects Jestico + Whiles. The project team includes EC Harris on procurement advice, CH2M Hill with technical design services for the labs and Ramboll on civil and structural services.

Funding for the centre will come from the government's £50m grant awarded to Manchester in October 2011.

There will be cleanrooms, laboratories and offices in the new facility which will be a research and incubator centre dedicated to the development of graphene. Graphene is 200 times stronger than steel and one atom thick, the strongest and thinnest material ever measured, and the world's most conductive material. It has a wide range of potential uses, including electronics, flexible touch screens, sensors and in composite materials.

Manchester University professors Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim were awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on graphene and will collaborate with the design team to develop the institute.

Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2013 with completion in the third quarter of 2014.
http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news...es-closer.html
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Old August 29th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #12
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From the render and street view, it looks to be on the site of the building labeled Lamb Building on the Google Map above
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Old August 29th, 2012, 07:38 PM   #13
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From the render and street view, it looks to be on the site of the building labeled Lamb Building on the Google Map above
Yeah that's the site I was thinking of. That building hasn't been there for years though.

I quite like the building itself.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 11:00 PM   #14
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Nice images but not from the appointed architects, surely?
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Old August 29th, 2012, 11:59 PM   #15
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Just to follow on from nq's tender info.

Tender, MU website. https://in-tendhost.co.uk/university...jectManage/273

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Location: Manchester
Client: The University of Manchester

Jestico + Whiles has been appointed
as architects for the National
Graphene Institute at the University of
Manchester. The new facility will be a
world-leading research and incubator
centre dedicated to the development of
graphene, helping keep the UK at the
forefront of the commercialisation of
this revolutionary material.
200 times stronger than steel and
just one atom thick, graphene is the
strongest and thinnest material ever
measured, and also the world’s most
conductive material. It has a wide
range of potential uses, including
electronics, flexible touch screens,
sensors and in composite materials.
University of Manchester Professors
Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim
were awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in
Physics for their pioneering work on
graphene and they will collaborate with
the design team to develop a world
class centre for research and innovation.
The National Graphene Institute will
include cleanrooms, laboratories and
offices and is scheduled to open at the
end of 2014.
Led by EC Harris through the OGC
Framework, the design team also
includes CH2M Hill who will be
providing specialist architectural design
services in relation to the technical
design of the Cleanroom / Laboratory
areas together with M&E consultant
services, with Ramboll providing Civil
and Structural services.

http://www.jesticowhiles.com/index.php#/projects/2469/
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IDC Architects has been awarded the design of the cleanroom and laboratory for the new National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester in the UK. IDC Architects is part of CH2M HILL, a global full service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm.



The UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has made a grant of £38 million to support the facility. Funding is also being sought from the European Regional Development Fund. The NGI is scheduled to open at the end of 2014.



The University of Manchester is an acknowledged leader in the research of graphene, the multifaceted material first isolated by Nobel Prize winning scientists Professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov at the University in 2004.



At 200 times stronger than steel and just one atom thick, graphene is the strongest and thinnest material ever measured, and also the world’s most conductive material. It has a wide range of potential uses, including electronics, flexible touch screens and sensors and also in composite materials.



This world-class shared facility for graphene research and commercialization activities will be accessible by both researchers and business and will comprise highly-serviced nano-technology laboratories and cleanroom environments with access to specialist facilities and equipment which enable the simulation of manufacturing processes. The NGI will also include space for start-up businesses launched by university graduates looking to exploit the potential uses of graphene.

http://www.idcarchitects.com/news/default.asp
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Old August 30th, 2012, 12:26 AM   #17
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PLEASE lets keep graphene in the UK. For once, Britain, PLEASE, don't sell it. PLEASE.
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Old August 30th, 2012, 09:37 AM   #18
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This could in theory save our necks.

A once in 50 year opportunity beckons- chuck £5bn at it.

We chucked £11bn at 2 weeks of Javelin throwing.

Talk about thick.
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PLEASE lets keep graphene in the UK. For once, Britain, PLEASE, don't sell it. PLEASE.
Nevermind the UK Voldy, we need to keep this in Manchester, don't want the southerners getting their mitts on it!
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Problem is we don't have the large technology companies to exploit its development. It's going to be American, Asian and other European companies that exploit it because in isolation its a fairly useless product.

The Greeks invented the steam engine, but never used it for anything because they didn't have any of the other infrastructure (factories, railed transport) to have made it useful. Sadly I think we're the same with this.
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