The project provides a new home for MMU’s faculties of Acting, Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, and features a high specification theatre at its core, and retained Grade II listed facade to the exterior.

Reaching seven storeys at its highest point, the new c13,000 sqm facility will also include state-of-the-art performance, recording and audio spaces throughout as well as a commercial café/ restaurant, ancillary teaching and office spaces.

The building replaces the 1970’s Mabel Tylecote facility on Oxford Road and forms part of an estate wide investment programme. The original construction of Mabel Tylecote included the retention of the Grade II listed doric portico of the old Chorlton-Upon-Medlock Town Hall, which was constructed in 1830. The portico is the only surviving remnant of this building and will again be retained in the new development.

At the time of the visit, the new façade will be being installed which is a combination of Glass Reinforced Concrete and powder coated aluminium rain screen with full height windows and curtain walling. The roofing works will be progressing, the roof construction being a combination of Hot Melt Inverted Roofing Systems & Polymeric Single Ply Warm Roofing Systems.

Internally the first fix partitions and mechanical & electrical installation will be progressing.

- Project overview

- Site walk around

- MEP / Digital Construction Workshop:

The workshop will be delivered by Morgan Sindall and our M&E Supply Chain Partner NG Bailey. It will encompass a review of the complex building services package on this project, and the benefits of using digital construction.

Address Manchester Metropolitan University
Arts & Humanities Building
Cavendish Street, Off Lower Ormond Street
M15 6BG

If you are travelling Eastbound on the Mancunian Way

•You are on the east bound carriageway of the Mancunian Way (A57)

•Take theA5103exit towards M'cr Airport / Birmingham

•At the roundabout, take the2ndexit ontoA5103

•Follow this road at the roundabout, take the3rdexit onto Cambridge St/A5067

•Continue straight onto Higher Cambridge St

•Turn left onto Boundary St W

•Boundary St W turns left and becomes Higher Ormond St


If you are entering from on Oxford Road.

•Head North down Oxford Road

•Turn right onto Brancaster Street just past Tesco Express and follow the road round onto Clock Street

•When you reach the junction to the A34 turn right and follow the South until you see the sign for the Aquatic Centre Car Park on your right.

•Turn right at the Aquatic Centre Car Park sign down Booth Street East until you reach the traffic lights for Higher Cambridge Street on your right

•Turn right down Higher Cambridge Street then take another right onto Boundary Street West

•Follow Boundary Street West round to the left onto Higher Ormond Street

•Follow Higher Ormond Street until you see the Morgan Sindall site on your right

Parking available no
Length of Visit 1 and Half Hours
Maximum Group Size 12
Register by March 17, 2019
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions yes
Minimum age 17

Gill Roberts

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The next Open Doors will take place from Monday 16 - Saturday 21 March 2020.

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