Creating green space for the University of Manchester
- Includes new trees, wild flowers and cycle paths
- Largest green space on campus
- Hub for staff and students
- Follows similar project for Birmingham University
Our team have worked with the University of Manchester to remodel an area within the University Campus to create a new green space. The scheme involved the closure of a road way and the creation of a fully pedestrianised area. The space is a mix of footpaths and lawned and planted area. The project also incorporated the installation of new CHP pipework across the site.
Watch the Brunswick Park time lapse film:
A new green space!
Brunswick Street has been extensively landscaped creating Brunswick Park, the largest green space on the campus including tree planting, wildflower planting, seating areas, pedestrian and cycle paths.
The street, which is lined on both sides by university buildings, is a hub for staff and students but will remain a public pedestrian and cycle route with improved pathways providing a better connection between Oxford Road and Upper Brook Street and forming an important gateway to the campus.
Anthony Dillon, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the North:
“It is fantastic to be working with the University of Manchester to create more green space on its campus.”
The project follows our work to deliver the Schuster Annexe for the university providing a new four-storey building on the corner of Upper Brook Street and Brunswick Street which is connected to the existing Schuster Building with a metal bridge.
Our teams have also created new green space at Teesside University with its sustainable ‘green wall’ providing an attractive and environmentally friendly focus in the centre of the campus and the striking Green Heart parkland at the University of Birmingham.