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Manchester University launches £60m development

The University of Manchester is creating a £60 million development project, including a new hotel, conference centre and executive education centre.

Its Manchester Business School is working with developer Bruntwood to cater for a growing student population on the city’s Oxford Road.

Construction is expected to start next year on the first phase which will build the four start hotel. The second and third phases will provide new teaching and administrative homes for the school’s MBA programme and the executive Education courses. The final phase will include a resources and learning centre.

Professor Michael Luger, dean of Manchester Business School, said:  “We are delighted to be working with Bruntwood on what will be a flagship investment for the city of Manchester. It’s our aim that the new Manchester Business School will become a landmark gateway to Manchester, at the heart of the city’s knowledge-led economy. Our ethos is about applying original thinking to make positive change and the new building, funded in part through pledges in excess of £2m from alumni of the School and local philanthropists, echoes this philosophy – both in its design and function.” 

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