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Sweett wins role on £200m Manchester Uni engineering campus

Sweett Group has been awarded the contract to provide cost consultancy services on the £200m new engineering campus development for the University of Manchester.

The new engineering campus will be the largest project ever undertaken by the university and will include new build and refurbishment work.

It will cover 71,000 sq m and provide accommodation for four schools within the engineering and physical sciences faculty, housing several thousand students and staff.

A main contractor is expected to be appointed within the next 12 to 18 months with the project due to be completed by 2018.

Sweet Group managing director Derek Pitcher said: “This is a fantastic appointment. Education is our third largest sector in the UK, with Sweett Group now working for 75 per cent of the UK’s leading universities.

“By securing this role it demonstrates our increasing presence at the forefront of higher education projects,” he added.

The University of Manchester plans to invest £1bn over the next ten years to create a single site campus, with the first phase of the £700m plan to be delivered over the next six years.

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