Manchester Uni plans £10m chemistry building

Manchester University is preparing to start construction on the first phase of a new building for the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science.

The £10.2m building will be around 45,000 sq ft in size and has been designed by Manchester-based architects Halliday Meecham.

The university is inviting tenders from construction firms interested in the first phase build at the moment and expects to shortlist up to six companies later this year. Full construction is not expected to begin until July next year.

A larger second phase of 70,000 sq ft will be commissioned once the first phase opens in autumn 2011.

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