Green light for three major Manchester projects

Aaron Morby 1 year ago
Share

Manchester City Council has nodded through three major schemes that will fuel the city’s construction boom.

Nuffield_hospital Manchester

The mix of projects includes a £75m Nuffield hospital next to the Manchester Royal Infirmary, the £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre for the city’s university and a new hotel and casino.

Nuffield Health has already completed some demolition work  at Manchester Metropolitan University’s former Elizabeth Gaskell campus site where the private hospital is to be built.

It will comprise 30 consultation rooms, 60 patient en-suite bedrooms, eight critical care beds, six operating theatres and a rehabilitation gym.

Nuffield_hospital Manchester

Further site remediation and demolition will commence in early spring before work starts on the 130,000 sq ft hospital and wellbeing centre.

The Council also approved plans for the University of Manchester’s £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, which will develop graphene products, components and systems.

Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine are understood to be among the bidders for the building job with a contract due to be selected in March.

GEIC-Rafael-Vinoly

The GEIC, designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects, will be built on the site of the Faraday building on the University’s North Campus.

Along with the £61m National Graphene Institute, which opened in 2015, and the £235m Sir Henry Royce Institute for Materials Research and Innovation, the GEIC will be crucial in maintaining the UK’s leading position in graphene and other 2-D materials research.

Developer Portland Street Property also got the go-ahead to refurbish and extend the 13-storey 55 Portland Street office building.

The former CIS tower once occupied by Co-operative Insurance Society will be converted into a 14-storey office building while a 10-floor 183-bedroom hotel with a casino is built alongside as part of the scheme.

Property Alliance Group Manchester Portland Street

Scheme has been designed by Manchester architect Stephenson: ISA Studio

Latest news

Jail sentences for tradesmen after £300,000 tax fraud

Court hears how roofers, painters and decorators cheated HMRC
6 hours ago

Plans in for 6,500 homes at Cambridge former RAF airfield

Waterbeach Barracks to become site of another Cambridge new town
12 hours ago

Phase One of £56bn HS2 gains Royal Assent

Full speed ahead for nine-year construction programme between London and Birmingham
1 day ago

Carillion set for Liverpool Princes Dock 34-storey tower

Liverpool Waterfront £80m Princes Reach tower gains planning
11 hours ago

Balfour bags £185m Channel Tunnel power cable

300 construction jobs created laying cable between UK and France
11 hours ago

Five jailed for running skills card “forgery factory”

East London raid discovers thousands of fake documents
11 hours ago

CH2M wins £10m Clyde footbridge bridge design

Govan bridge construction work planned for 2019.
12 hours ago

Platform collapses as four workers move air vent

Decorators' merchant fined £450,000 after quartet injured
12 hours ago

Betting Spy: Leicester bosses lose the plot

Sacking Claudio Ranieri is a sad day for football
20 hours ago

Morgan Sindall jumps back into the black

Chief John Morgan says outlook for 2017 now ahead of expectations
1 day ago

Engineering services contractors powering ahead

Three quarters of specialists report increasing or steady turnover
1 day ago

Ecobuild show sold for “nominal sum”

Former owner UBM makes £35m loss on disposal of trade show
2 days ago

Skanska to fight off Kier to retain Cambridgeshire roads deal

Council expected to shortly confirm winner of £60m-a-year highways race
1 day ago

Kier bags first £23m school deal through YORbuild2

Main construction work to start this summer in Sheffield
1 day ago

Plan for £33m Warwick University arts faculty

Architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is working up detailed plans
2 days ago

First project go-ahead at £1bn Liverpool Paddington Village

13-storey Liverpool International College tower will kick-start wider regen plan
2 days ago

Government Free Schools building plan costs soar

Land crisis blows hole in Government's flagship school programme
2 days ago

“Skills gulf” could see construction wages double

Industry needs to recruit 400,000 people every year - one every 77 seconds
3 days ago

Unite to spend £300m building student rooms by 2019

Unite swoops on Manchester site for another regional student rooms project
2 days ago

Barratt builds fewer homes as profits rise

Shareholders to receive £1.4bn in dividends
2 days ago

Footballer’s eco homes business goes into administration

Administrators called in at timber frame specialist run by Garry Flitcroft
2 days ago

Briggs and Forrester rebrands resi MEP arm

Briggs and Forrester Living aims for £100m revenue by 2020
2 days ago

Buckingham Group wins £25m spec labs

MEPC to start largest spec project at Milton Park near Didcot
2 days ago

Kier team chosen to drive £200m Liverpool scheme

First phase at Pall Mall Exchange to boost office supply in city
3 days ago

Wates wins £21m Barrow submarine building training hub

BAE Systems’ Barrow shipyard facility will train around 1,000 apprentices
3 days ago

Former Bardsley trio return as workloads soar

Adrian Rooney rejoins as director after short spell with Sisk
3 days ago

TfL continues procurement shift towards subcontractors

Design consultants framework to drive down station upgrade costs
3 days ago

Galliford Try sets 2% construction margin target

Contractor more selective about work as legacy contracts continue to hit profits
3 days ago

Balfour Beatty offloads Middle East JVs

Stakes in Dutco Balfour Beatty and BK Gulf sold for £11m
3 days ago

Fusion21 launches £225m modular schools framework

Hunt begins for new suppliers under four lots
3 days ago

Contractor services