First Look: Sheppard Robson to design Hulme campus for MMU
Sheppard Robson has been chosen to design a community campus for Manchester Metropolitan University in Hulme, Manchester
The £120 million scheme will create a new home for the Institute of Education and the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care.
Ian Butler, managing partner at Sheppard Robson said: ‘We are thrilled to have won the competitive tender for this hugely important project. The community campus will have a dramatic impact upon Hulme, pushing forward regeneration plans in the area to create a vibrant hub that will benefit not only MMU students but, the community as a whole.’
The practice will be working with landscape architects Gillespies and engineering consultants AECOM on the project, which will deliver student accommodation, car parking, teach and research space and a major public square fronting Stretford Road.
Sheppard Robson has designed a number of existing university buildings including MMU’s Geoffrey Manton Building, opened by the Queen in 1996.