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AHR gets go-ahead for £18m Manchester health institute

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[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA]  AHR has been given the green light for a new sports health and science research facility in east Manchester

The £18 million Manchester Institute of Health and Performance building is set to be the first of its kind in the UK and will providediagnostic, education, research and development facilities for both professional athletes and the public.

Located at the city’s Etihad Campus, the 4,870m2 scheme forms part of the second phase of the Beswick Community Hub project which was also masterplanned by AHR.

Work has begun on site and the project is set to complete in 2016.

Project data 

Location Beswick, East Manchester
Type of project sports and health
Client Manchester City Council / Manchester City Football Club
Architect AHR
Landscape architect Planit
Structural and M&E engineer BDP
Project manager Pierre Angulaire
Quantity surveyor Turner Townsend
Contractor Laing O’Rourke
Lighting consultant BDP
Funding MCC, MCFC and Sport England
Form of contract and/or procurement NEC3
Contract duration 13 month build
Completion date late 2015
Gross internal floor area 4,870m2
Total cost £18 million
Environmental target BREEAM Very Good
Annual predicted CO2 emissions 27.4 kgCO2/m2
Predicted air tightness levels 5m3/(m2·h) @ 50Pa
Predicted energy demands 105.31 kWh/m2

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