Flagship development for Manchester Metropolitan University

The £46m arts and humanities building is due to open later this year

Manchester Metropolitan University’s city-centre footprint is being transformed.

A 12,500 sq m arts and humanities building has been taking shape on the corner of Oxford Road and Cavendish Street, and is due to open later this year.

Built by Morgan Sindall Construction, the £46m development is the first project in Manchester Met’s five-year strategic transformation of its city-centre campus.

The development retains the facade of the Mabel Tylecote building

Besides arts and humanities teaching space, the new building will house the Manchester Writing School, a new poetry library, a 180-seat auditorium for the Manchester School of Theatre, the university language centre, and in-house TV and radio studios.

The development is on the site of the former Mabel Tylecote building, demolished in 2017, save for the stone portico façade retained in the new construction.

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