Salford Uni to start on £75m campus this year

Aaron Morby 12 years ago
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The £75m first phase of building work to create a new campus for Salford University is due to start later this year.

The initial package of funded work will see the existing Chapman Building refurbished and extended and construction of a striking arts building.

The University also plans to enlist a developer to then build a student village followed by a programme of public space improvements near Salford Crescent Station, including outdoor lecture theatres and performance areas.

Construction of the student residences is planned to enter its initial stage in early 2012.

Dr Adrian Graves, the university’s deputy vice-chancellor, said: “Our campus plan is an incredibly exciting development in the life of the university. Our plans will forever transform the campus and give our students access to outstanding facilities and an experience of unparalleled quality.”

Stride Treglown architects have been commissioned to design the arts building whilst Fairhurst Design Group will deliver the Chapman building.

    Phase one construction schedule

    Refurbishment and extension of Chapman Building

    Planning application – January 2011

    Planning secured – March 2011

    Construction begins – June 2011

    Student village

    Consultation – Feb/ March 2011

    Planning application – March 2011

    Planning secured – May/June 2011

    Appointment of 3rd party provider – autumn – 2011

    Submission and approval of Reserved Matters – • winter 2011

    Construction begins (phase 1) – early 2012

    Adelphi Campus decant phase 1 – aMss (a new building for arts, Media, social science)

    Consultation – Feb/ March 2011

    Planning application – March 2011

    Planning secured – summer 2011

    Construction begins – autumn 2011

    Phase 2 – aMss ( new building for art and design)

    Planning application – spring 2012

    Planning secured – summer 2012

    Construction begins – autumn 2012

    Public Realm (Chapman Square and Station Square)

    Consultation – Feb/ March 2011

    Planning permission secured – summer 2011

    Construction begins – May 2013

    Public Realm (Remaining Broadwalk to Student village)

    Consultation  – Feb/March 2011

    Planning application – March 2011

    Planning permission secured – summer 2011

    Construction begins – January 2014

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