|Manchester, UK||Manchester Metropolitan University||£26m||9,200 sqm||January 2022|
Manchester Metropolitan University’s new Institute of Sport involves the full refurbishment of the former Students’ Union at 99 Oxford Road on Manchester’s Knowledge Corridor. Our proposals strip the existing four storey building back to its concrete frame and then sustainably repurpose the structure to provide state-of-the-art teaching, research and support space within a dynamic new building envelope.
The cross-disciplinary institute will bring together world-leading researchers in musculoskeletal science and sports medicine with a range of experts in sport medicine, policy, business and culture from across the university’s faculties. Specialist hi-tech research labs including an imaging suite with an MRI scanner, a suite for bone density analysis, an altitude and heat chamber to simulate climate conditions and a muscle function lab are located alongside new teaching, study and break-out spaces.
Our focus has been on creating the very best, user-centred and inspirational education and research environment to enable the university to create a globally recognised brand in sport science education.Michael Cambden, Architect Director
architecture, landscape architecture, acoustics, sustainability