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The University of Manchester has picked Willmott Dixon to expand the Schuster Building, home of the School of Physics and Astronomy.

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The £11.5m Schuster Annexe will be constructed on the eastern side of the existing building, notable for housing the laboratories where super material graphene was first isolated.

The proposed four-storey building on the corner of Upper Brook Street and Brunswick Street will be directly connected to the Schuster Building, with a metal bridge.

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Manchester University’s procurement team has opted to award the project outside its existing trio of framework partners: Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourk, Sir Robert McAlpine.



These firms were lined up to deliver who have been signed up to deliver the £1bn campus expansion programme on projects worth more than £10m by 2022.

But the University has run into problems on several of the major schemes, with McAlpine failing to negotiate a final price on its £30m planned graphene engineering innovation centre.

The university has also suspended plans for a £170m new student village at Owens Park because bid prices came in over estimates.
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Manchester University ranked 29th in the World.

Hopefully with the £1bill investment currently taking place, it should climb higher in the years to come.

Behind Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, and Imperial in the UK.

QS World University Rankings® 2016 / 2017.

Top 10 2016/17

With Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) leading the table for the fifth year, the thirteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings® reflects global trends in higher education funding.

https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2016
 

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I had wished that the Brunswick redevelopment address that. Were Kincardine Road straightened, particularly in the north, and divided by cross streets, it might make plots which are easier to develop.
 
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