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NBBJ Architects designed the Henry Royce Institute

PLANNING | £150m Sir Henry Royce building set for consent

The University of Manchester’s latest research facility is on Manchester City Council’s planning committee agenda on Thursday 9 February, alongside the return of Renaker’s proposed towers at Chester Road which have received local opposition.


Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials, Booth Street

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Developer: University of Manchester

Architect: NBBJ

Cost: £150m, part of £235m overall allocated from Government

Height: Nine floors

Size: 170,000 sq ft

Citu NQ, Tib Street, Northern Quarter


Number of apartments: 183

Floors: Nine

Developer: Fred Done’s development company Salboy and Factory Estates

Architect: IDP Group

2-4 Chester Road, Castlefield


Developer: Renaker Build

Architect: OMI Architects

Height: 21 and 12 storeys

Flats: 188 apartments

Type: Private rent

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Here’s hoping 2-4 Chester Road is refused! Hideous design! Looks like a scene from Benidorm

By David

Why’s that woman in the mad hat always in the CGIs?

I’m sure I’ve seen her knocking round the Unis

By Rooney