University plans in for Oxford Road park
The University of Manchester has submitted a planning application for a 4.5-acre part at its Oxford Road campus, with the western end of Brunswick Street closed to cars and landscaped to become Brunswick Park.
The park would be the largest green space on the campus, and the proposals include tree planting, wildflower planting, seating areas, pedestrian and cycle paths.
Planit-IE is the landscape architect, while WYG is providing civil, structural and highways advice. Appleyard & Trew is the cost consultant.
Closing part of Brunswick Street to traffic was planned as part of the Cross City bus corridor works to Oxford Road.
The street, which is lined on both sides by University buildings, will remain a public pedestrian and cycle route with improved pathways, providing a better connection between Oxford Road and Upper Brook Street and forming an important gateway to the campus.
The park would create a central space for large-scale campus events such as graduation and Welcome Week.