Come to a place like no other – where engineers, material scientists and fashion students collaborate, innovate and make their mark on the world. Unleash your potential in our creative, academic playground that signals the evolution of a proud history of innovation spanning almost 200 years.
Part of the Manchester Engineering Campus Development, aka MECD, Engineering Buildings A and B sit alongside Oddfellows Hall, James Chadwick Building and York Street Building. Unrivalled in scale in the UK as a hub of engineering and materials expertise, it combines Manchester’s heritage as the birthplace of the industrial revolution with new purpose-built facilities that will deliver a step-change in our approach to solving some of the world’s most pressing issues.
Engineering Buildings A and B are home to state-of-the-art lecture theatres, bookable meeting spaces, teaching rooms and an extensive range of informal study spaces with both PCs and touchdown spaces for student’s own devices.
The development of MECD was a collaboration between Mecanoo (Lead Architect), Penoyre & Prasad (refurbishment and extension of Odd Fellows Hall), BDP (detailed design) with multidisciplinary engineering services provided by Arup. The main contractor was Balfour Beatty plc and it was a project managed by Buro Four, with Buro Happold as the Environmental Sustainability Advisor. It was one of the UK’s most large-scale higher education projects and now houses four technical departments, and two research institutions, and is home to a community of 8,000 students and staff. MECD has created world-leading teaching, learning and research facility to develop the engineers, scientists and innovators of tomorrow.