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£1bn investment for University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is investing £1bn over the next decade to create a “world-class campus for staff and students”.

New teaching and research buildings will be constructed, with the first phase of the plan to be delivered over the next six years.

It will cost around £700 million and includes the building of a new engineering campus, a major refurbishment of the library and new centres for the School of Law and Manchester Business School.

Outline plans for the second phase, which is expected to cost an additional £300 million, have also been drawn up.

Director of estates and facilities, Diana Hampson, said, “Since the merger of the two universities in 2004, it has been our ambition to bring all of the academic activity together on a single site south of the Mancunian Way, which will improve efficiency, improve the student experience and reduce the University’s carbon footprint.

“This visionary building programme will give us one of the most modern campuses in the world, where the vast majority of our students will be studying in brand new or refurbished buildings.”

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