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Old July 28th, 2009, 09:20 PM   #21
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I,ve had some very harsh sounding excuses for the choice of Hulme being posted at my forum. There seems to be very strong opposition from certain people who claim to speak for the people of Hulme and yet I who live in Hulme have not actually met anyone against it.

Feel free to tell my forum what youve heard and think. I want to know and judge for myself the good or bad of it and so do many others.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 01:00 PM   #22
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Sheppard Robson to design Hulme university campus

7 Dec 2009, 10:25

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Manchester Metropolitan University has appointed architects Sheppard Robson to design its £120m 'community campus' in Hulme.

The MMU scheme is expected to create around 340 jobs, and a new home for 6,000 staff and students from the institute of education and the faculty of health, psychology and social care.

Manchester City Council has described it as a major driver in the area's on-going regeneration, boosting local shops and services by adding £29.2m net additional value a year to the economies of Hulme and Moss Side.

The new campus will deliver teaching and research spaces, a student information point, student accommodation, car parking, shared community facilities and a major public square fronting Stretford Road.

Sheppard Robson has been appointed to carry out the design for the academic buildings, the energy centre, public square and other public space and the sustainability infrastructure. The firm has designed a number of existing university buildings including MMU's Geoffrey Manton Building, opened by The Queen in 1996.

Ian Butler, managing partner at Sheppard Robson said: "We are thrilled to have won the competitive tender for this hugely important project. The community campus will have a dramatic impact upon Hulme, pushing forward regeneration plans in the area to create a vibrant hub that will benefit not only MMU students but, the community as a whole.

"We are very well matched to the university and council's desire to create the UK's most sustainable campus and we look forward to working with the landscape architects Gillespies and engineering consultants AECOM to deliver these world class facilities."

The 450,000 sq ft Hulme site will link to the university's main campus half a kilometre east at All Saints.

Sheppard Robson designed 3 Hardman Street in Spinningfields, as well as other educational buildings including the Alan Turing building at the University of Manchester, the Rose Bowl, a new business school for Leeds Metropolitan University, and an active learning lab for the department of engineering at the University of Liverpool.

The architects will now take forward the proposals for the campus, which were approved by Manchester City Council in June. Further public consultation will take place before a detailed plan is submitted for planning approval.

Meanwhile, MMU has appointed Gardiner & Theobald as consultant project managers and quantity surveying consultants on the development. Planning consultants Drivers Jonas are also involved.
http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news...ty-candus.html
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Old December 7th, 2009, 07:02 PM   #23
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Shepherd Robson to lead Birley Fields design
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The Manchester office of architects’ firm Sheppard Robson has been has been appointed to lead the design team at Manchester Metropolitan University’s new £120m Birley Fields campus in Hulme.

It will create around 340 jobs, and provide a new home for 6,000 staff and students from the Institute of Education and the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care.

The new campus will deliver outstanding teaching and research spaces, a student information point, student accommodation, car parking, shared community facilities and a major public square fronting Stretford Road.

It is also expected to provide around £29m to the local economies of Hulme and Moss Side every year.

Sheppard Robson has been appointed to carry out the design for the academic buildings, the energy centre, public square and other public space and the sustainability infrastructure. The firm has previously designed MMU’s Geoffrey Manton Building, opened in 1996.

Ian Butler, managing partner at Sheppard Robson said: “The community campus will have a dramatic impact upon Hulme, pushing forward regeneration plans in the area to create a vibrant hub that will benefit not only MMU students but, the community as a whole.

“We are very well matched to the university and council’s desire to create the UK’s most sustainable campus.”

The 450,000 sq ft site will link to the university’s main campus half a kilometre east at All Saints.

Vice-Chancellor Professor John Brooks said: “A brand new campus is not only good news for students and staff but puts the university into the heart of the community it serves creating new links and opportunity."

The architects will now take forward the broad proposals for the campus, which were approved by Manchester City Council in June. Further public consultation will take place before a detailed plan is submitted for planning approval.

Meanwhile, MMU has appointed Gardiner & Theobald as consultant project managers and quantity surveying consultants on the development, landscape architects Gillespies and engineering consultants AECOM.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 07:08 PM   #24
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MOSI's £7m revamp gets underway
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Construction work has begun on a £7m redevelopment of the main building at Manchester's Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI).

The nine-month project will see the historic former warehouse transformed to make better use of the available space and an improved layout for visitors.

As part of the redevelopment, a new Revolution Manchester gallery will be created on the ground floor. It will display iconic objects relating to the city's industrial and technological achievements.

The work will include the removal of the metal ramps that cut through the heart of the 130-year-old building, taking up over 1,000 sq metres of space. The internal stairwells and lifts will also be moved onto the outside wall, freeing up more space inside the building. New classrooms and an extended conferencing and kitchen areas will be added. It is being designed by Manchester-based architectural firm Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams.

“MOSI is located on the site of the world's oldest surviving passenger railway station, dating back to 1830 and currently attracts more than 700,000 visitors per year,” said museum director Steve Davies MBE.

“However, although the main building is a wonderful example of the city's industrial heritage, it was designed as a warehouse rather than a museum. As MOSI's reputation grows, we need to make better use of the space we have.”

He said that once the redevelopment was complete, the museum would aim to attract one million visitors a year. Some £2m of funding for the project will be provided by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and £2m has come from Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA). The remainder has come form the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Garfield Weston, SITA, and a number of other trusts and foundations.

“This level of investment seizes on that potential and will provide the sort of high quality visitor experience which will help the museum reach the figure of one million visitors,” said the NWDA's director of tourism, Nick Brooks-Sykes. “I am pleased that the NWDA and ERDF have been able to support such an ambitious project which will increase the museum's contribution to the regional economy.”
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Old November 24th, 2010, 02:07 AM   #25
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Consultation site here,
http://www.mmu.ac.uk/birleyfields

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£120m campus on track - New facilities for education and health

Published Tuesday, 23rd November 2010



A BLUEPRINT for a £120 million ‘community campus’ in Manchester is to go before city planners in the New Year.

Manchester Metropolitan University plans to move the Institute of Education and the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care to a purpose-built campus in the heart of Hulme.

The plans, which mix academic, student and community spaces and promise to create 300 jobs will be submitted as a formal application to Manchester City Council in January, with public opinion on the updated plans being canvassed from today.

MMU Vice-Chancellor Professor John Brooks believes the Birley Fields campus is the perfect place for the university to operate its community-oriented faculties of health and education.

Huge benefits

"This move into Hulme will put us at the heart of the community we serve, giving students a fantastic new experience and having positive impacts on business, community spirit and educational aspiration.

"In these tough times, we believe it is right to be investing in the next generation, and it is vital that we move from seven to two campuses to reduce costs.

"We must continue our mission to invest in community cohesion and in providing the right training and expertise to support our schools, hospitals and social services."

Manchester City Council, politicians, housing groups, and the NHS are backing the plans, which incorporate a strong sustainable element in design and operation, including state-of-the-art technology such as force ventilation and solar-heated water.

Listening to the public

A three-month consultation in 2009 found 80% of local residents thought the campus would have a positive impact on the area, and invited views on design and amenity.

"We responded very thoughtfully to local residents’ opinions and we are delighted to present them with a plan which incorporates many of their ideas," added Professor Brooks

"For instance, the campus looks and feels very green. We have retained most of the trees and almost two-thirds of the total site is open space, while the building heights are in keeping with the neighbourhood."

Residents are again being asked for their views in a door-to-door questionnaire delivered this week to 7,500 homes and at a series of community engagement events at Hulme Library, Zion Arts Centre, the community garden centre and local superstore.

For more information and details of consultation events go to the Birley Fields mini-site.
http://mmu.ac.uk/news/news-items/1382/
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Old November 25th, 2010, 04:02 PM   #26
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A bit more detail from John McAslan + Partners website:

http://www.mcaslan.co.uk/projects/mm...-fields-campus
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Old December 7th, 2010, 11:40 PM   #27
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Used to live right next to the site (on Bonsall St) as a student and further up Stretford Road on Mallow Street a few years later. Just wondering if the business park between here and Asda has filled up yet? Was always lying empty when I lived round there.
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Old December 9th, 2010, 02:46 PM   #28
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Used to live right next to the site (on Bonsall St) as a student and further up Stretford Road on Mallow Street a few years later. Just wondering if the business park between here and Asda has filled up yet? Was always lying empty when I lived round there.
Not really, there's a lot of empty space in those even now.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 09:59 PM   #29
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MMU invites bids for £120m campus

Wed 16th February, 2011

Contractors have been invited to tender for a contract to build Manchester Metropolitan University’s (MMU) new £120m Birley Fields campus in Hulme.

The site – bordered by Stretford Road, Old Birley Street and Princess Road – has been earmarked for development since clearance in the 1990s.

The scheme has been designed by architects’ firm John McAslan + Partners (JAP) and includes student residences, car parking and facilities for community use. MMU hopes the development will be environmentally sustainable and reduce the carbon footprint of its current operations by 60 per cent.

JAP said its design seeks to create the UK's greenest university campus by encompassing the “three zeros” – a neutral carbon footprint, water self-sufficiency and no off-site waste disposal.

The proposals are part of MMU's project to consolidate its operations onto two campuses, from the present seven. The contract is expected to take up to three years to complete.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 08:23 PM   #30
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Revealed: New plans for Manchester Metropolitan University’s new Hulme campus

February 26, 2011



Nursing and teaching students would be based at the £110m Birley Fields centre, with new sports and arts facilities open to the public.

Plans have been submitted for a landmark university campus which will create 300 jobs.

They give the first glimpse of how Manchester Metropolitan University’s new Hulme site will look if approved by planners.

Nursing and teaching students would be based at the £110m Birley Fields centre, with new sports and arts facilities open to the public.

A striking ‘sugarcube’ building, surrounded by landscaped gardens, will house lecture halls and study rooms on the site near MMU’s Oxford Road campus.

University bosses says the development will create 300 jobs and boost local businesses.

If approved, the campus would be among the greenest in Britain, with eco-friendly materials and solar-technology to heat its water. The 320-space car park will also include bays for electric cars.

MMU vice-chancellor Professor John Brooks said: “In these tough times, we are proud to be investing in Manchester.

“These superb facilities are an investment in the next generation of teachers, nurses and health professionals and will strengthen the impact we have in our local community.”

Original plans for the campus were revised after concerns over the shape and layout of buildings and numbers of trees planted on site. More than 50 consultation events were held to gauge public opinion on the plans.

After a consultation event in December, the university says 73 per cent of residents said they would welcome the development.

Rupert Goddard, associate partner at architect Sheppard Robson, behind the building project, said: “The design combines diverse public spaces with retained trees, strong sustainability credentials and innovative architectural design, and will become a landmark project for Hulme and the city.”
http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereven...w_hulme_campus
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Old February 26th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #31
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Part full and part outline application for the construction of a new university campus, comprising of: A) Full application for the erection of a five storey academic building providing 24,900sqm of gross floor area; a 37 space surface car park; a four storey 318 space multi-storey car park; a part single/part two storey energy centre; associated landscaping works and pedestrian/cycle routes and creation of a new public open space. B) Outline application for the erection of five mixed use blocks comprising of a maximum of 1,200 student bed spaces and a maximum of 4,600sqm of gross floor area for commercial (Classes A1 to A5), office (Class B1) and non-residential (Class D1) and leisure (Class D2) uses; 20 surface car parking spaces; associated landscaping works and pedestrian/cycle routes and creation of a new public open space. Land Adjacent To: Stretford Road, Old Birley Street, Princess Road And Bonsall Street Hulme Manchester M15
Ref. No: 095557/FO/2011/S1 | Received: Fri 18 Feb 2011 | Validated: Wed 23 Feb 2011 | Status: Application Pending Consideration
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Revealed: New plans for Manchester Metropolitan University’s new Hulme campus

February 26, 2011



Nursing and teaching students would be based at the £110m Birley Fields centre, with new sports and arts facilities open to the public.

Plans have been submitted for a landmark university campus which will create 300 jobs.

They give the first glimpse of how Manchester Metropolitan University’s new Hulme site will look if approved by planners.

Nursing and teaching students would be based at the £110m Birley Fields centre, with new sports and arts facilities open to the public.

A striking ‘sugarcube’ building, surrounded by landscaped gardens, will house lecture halls and study rooms on the site near MMU’s Oxford Road campus.

University bosses says the development will create 300 jobs and boost local businesses.

If approved, the campus would be among the greenest in Britain, with eco-friendly materials and solar-technology to heat its water. The 320-space car park will also include bays for electric cars.

MMU vice-chancellor Professor John Brooks said: “In these tough times, we are proud to be investing in Manchester.

“These superb facilities are an investment in the next generation of teachers, nurses and health professionals and will strengthen the impact we have in our local community.”

Original plans for the campus were revised after concerns over the shape and layout of buildings and numbers of trees planted on site. More than 50 consultation events were held to gauge public opinion on the plans.

After a consultation event in December, the university says 73 per cent of residents said they would welcome the development.

Rupert Goddard, associate partner at architect Sheppard Robson, behind the building project, said: “The design combines diverse public spaces with retained trees, strong sustainability credentials and innovative architectural design, and will become a landmark project for Hulme and the city.”
http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereven...w_hulme_campus
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Old February 27th, 2011, 12:18 AM   #33
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Looks amazing, but why such a high volume of student accomadation to educational buildings (though I notice a lot of commercial space in said student buildings too).
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Looks amazing, but why such a high volume of student accomadation to educational buildings (though I notice a lot of commercial space in said student buildings too).
Commercial space on Stretford Road is great, although I'm not convinced that with that amount of student accomodation it won't all be taken up by takeaways.

I think the public space is a nice balance for Hulme. I think there was clear opposition from local people to losing the trees/green space, so creating something that can be a square and a park at the same time seems a good balance, although I would worry about crime at night.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 04:35 AM   #35
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Apart from proximity, how come non of the Manchester universities ever set up campuses in the North of the city? (Cheetham Hill, Salford Crescent, Pendleton-ish area)
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Salford Crescent home campus of Salford University? Would be stepping on a few toes there.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 12:48 PM   #37
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Okay well maybe not Pendleton or the Crescent area, but why not Cheetham Hill/Newton Heath/Collyhurst/Eastlands?
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Okay well maybe not Pendleton or the Crescent area, but why not Cheetham Hill/Newton Heath/Collyhurst/Eastlands?
The Manchester College has campi at Openshaw, Abraham Moss, Moston and Central Park. They're also going to build on the Boddies site.
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Volde - The universities expanded around their original buildings, which for whatever reason (presumably proximity to the middle class suburbs of south Manchester) were all built on the southern side of the city centre (Mechanist's Institute on Sackville Street, Victoria University on Oxford Road, Manchester School of Art on Grosvenor Square).

One thing I quite like about this scheme is the suggestion to expand the Metroshuttle into Hulme. Hulme is a district that I've always thought should be more integrated into the city centre, but which through accidents of road building has become too cut off. Hopefully better transport links will counteract that somewhat.

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First impressions.

Awesome. Some fantastcic designs. This is the kind of........(fill in as appropriate) (Gtr) Manchester needs in these times of recession.

Not only that, it will draw many talented students from all over the country to Manchester. This along with MU's ever new and expanding campus, Salford University's tie up with Media City, it's own plans to expand and improve it's own campus, all points to a very good higher education offering in the future.
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