Laing O’Rourke has won £235m building job


Laing O’Rourke has won £235m building job

The project to build a materials research centre for the University of Manchester.

The plans for the for the Sir Henry Royce Institute scheme were backed by former chancellor George Osborne in the 2014 Autumn Statement.

The 170,000 sq ft building will be built in between the Alan Turing Building and an NCP car park.

Laing O’Rourke has been appointed as main contractor for this project. NBBJ Architects will design the project, with Ramboll as the civil and structural engineer, and Arup acting as the building services engineer.

The Sir Henry Royce Institute is scheduled to finish in 2019.

The project is the latest in a series of materials innovation and technology buildings built for the University of Manchester.

Bam Construct completed the University’s National Graphene Institute in 2015, and plans for a Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre were approved eariler this year.