Eye hospital

Bruntwood and MSP win Eye Hospital consent

Manchester City Council has approved Bruntwood and Manchester Science Parks' plans to convert the former Royal Eye Hospital on Oxford Road into a 100,000 sq ft biomedical centre.

Eye hospitalThe part renovation and part new-build, designed by Sheppard Robson architects, will contain wet labs, offices, teaching rooms and research facilities. A training provider and a biomedical firm are in talks with Bruntwood to pre-let parts of the development.

Two applications were approved, for listed building consent – the former hospital is Grade 2-listed, as well as the overall development, which includes a five-storey extension.

Bruntwood and MSP are advised by Drivers Jonas Deloitte on planning, Arup for engineering, Kevin Murphy, heritage consultant, and quantity surveyor Cyril Sweett.

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