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University of Salford’s £50m science block approved

Dan Whelan

A 90,000 sq ft science and engineering faculty, part of the university’s £800m, 240-acre masterplan, has been granted planning consent.

The site, which is located on the Peel Park Campus next to the New Adelphi building and opposite the university’s faith centre, is currently vacant after the Horlock and Constantine student accommodation blocks were demolished.

The four-storey building will provide a home for the School of Computing, Science and Engineering, the School of the Built Environment, and the School of Environmental Life Sciences, as they merge into a single department known as the School of Science, Engineering and Environment.

The development forms part of the University of Salford masterplan, which aims to create a sustainable campus and city district, improve the student community and experience, and support future growth and investment.

Morgan Sindall is the lead contractor and Sheppard Robson is the architect. The project team also includes Arup, Ramboll and AJM landscape architect.

Last year Place North West revealed the shortlist of development partners to deliver the masterplan, which has been drawn up by 5plus architects. An announcement has yet to be made.

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Wonder what will happen with the peel building when ELS move out

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