1 June 2009
WYG appointed on phased design and build project.
University of Manchester has announced plans for a new building to accommodate the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, replacing its current facilities which are dispersed across the campus. WYG Engineering has been appointed to provide engineering consultancy services to the £45m project, which will be built in two phases.
The overall aim of the University of Manchester is for the completed facility to contribute to its aspiration for the School of Chemical Engineeringand Analytical Science, to be one of the finest in the field of research and to reflect its current high achievement in both education and industry. WYG Engineering, working alongside architect Halliday Meecham, will be supporting the project with civil, structural, highways and environmental engineering services.
Anthony Fuller, Director, WYG Engineering said: “This is an important project that will enable the School Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science to work out of a building that has been designed to reflect the high standard of education the University of Manchester provides. The build programme poses a number of challenges. The construction site is located adjacent to a main arterial road into Manchester, existing university buildings and has a culverted watercourse in a deep tunnel across the site. However we are confident a first rate scheme will be delivered with minimum disruption to the campus and surrounding area.”