Staff have started to make the move into a brand-new world class sporting facility and are preparing to welcome new students at Manchester Metropolitan University as Contractor Partners Eric Wright hand over the newest addition to the university campus, the Institute of Sport.
The project was secured via the Procure Partnerships North West Framework.
The £12.5m scheme involved a large-scale strip out, a high specification fit out with specialist equipment, partial demolition / structural alteration, extension, and refurbishment of an old estates building located on Oxford Road, Manchester.
The new facility will home the Musculoskeletal Science and Sports Medicine Research Centre and will offer advanced medical imaging, biomechanics and gait laboratories and human performance testing.
The completed scheme provides the very latest technology and equipment for the advanced study and research of sport, providing outstanding purpose-built teaching spaces. Other facilities include advanced medical imaging with a 3 Tesla MRI scanner, human performance laboratories, an environmental chamber which simulates high altitude and extreme temperatures and a 3D performance capture hall to analyse and improve elite sports performance.
This revolutionary new addition to Manchester Metropolitan University was delivered by Eric Wright to an incredibly high standard, within time and budget, with great praise being given to the team throughout.
Faye Dolan, National Framework Manager, commented: “The Manchester Metropolitan University’s Institute of Sport is a fantastic asset to the University. This facility will greatly enhance the sports students experience as well as become a hub for researchers in musculoskeletal science. Procure Partnerships are delighted to have supported Manchester Metropolitan University to appoint Eric Wright.”