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Manchester Engineering Campus development (MECD)

Event organised by ICE

28 October 2022

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The Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) was one of the single, largest construction projects undertaken by any UK higher education institution.

The brief was to provide over 75,000m2 of modern facilities in a bespoke environment, supporting world leading research and an outstanding teaching and learning experience for over 8,000 students and staff.

Now complete and situated at the heart of the University of Manchester’s campus, MECD represents a £420m investment to support an integrated academic community, creating opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, enhancing the student experience and maximising space efficiency.

Join us to hear about the engineering behind this impressive scheme, which scooped the Large Project Award at the ICE North West Civil Engineering Awards 2022.

  • Challenges and solutions, for example, the discovery of a 3.6m diameter sewer straddling the main building
  • Delivering BREEAM excellent
  • Working with a Grade II listed building
  • Achieving 'total design'

For more information please contact:

Lauren Moczulski