Manchester Metropolitan University has submitted the planning application for an impressive new library development on Oxford Road.
Proposals for the landmark development would see the current library at All Saints on Oxford Road replaced with a modern and dynamic learning environment that places students and their learning at its core.
The project will create a library fit for the 21st century and is a central part of the University’s strategy to deliver excellent education for its students, and research that makes a difference to the community and world.
The iconic new building would feature digitally enabled teaching and research facilities to enhance students’ data science and analytical skills, flexible break-out spaces to support collaboration and nurture ideas, and a new home for the Manchester Poetry Library, the North West’s first public poetry library. It will also house a new gallery and event spaces designed for both public and University use.
If the planning application is approved, work will start in summer 2024 with full completion by 2028.
The School of Digital Arts (SODA) is a purpose-built, interdisciplinary school at Manchester Metropolitan University that offers an interdisciplinary approach to creative courses.
All Saints Park is a beautiful green space in the heart of the Oxford Road Corridor. Perfect for a quick moment of calm on a busy day.