The University of Manchester is to build a state-of-the-art campus for its four engineering schools and research institutes.
The £350M Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) project will be spearheaded by Dutch architects Mecanoo and Balfour Beatty is lined up for construction.
Located opposite the new National Graphene Institute on Booth Street East, the new facility is due to open in 2020.
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences dean and vice president Professor Martin Schröder said: “This outstanding new campus development will build upon our proud heritage of innovation and discovery across engineering and science that began with the establishment of the Manchester Mechanics’ Institute in 1824.
“MECD will inspire engineers to continue our pioneering spirit and to apply their knowledge and help modern industry overcome global challenges, such as climate change, finite natural resources and changing world markets.”
The new campus will house 1,300 academics, researchers and support staff and 6,750 students will study there.