Executive education facility and a hotel expand business school
BDP for Alliance Manchester Business School
Contract value: £50.9m
Cost per m2: £1,357
The project involved the transformation of an existing business school of over 2000 students and 200 staff with significant newbuild additions, a new executive education facility and a hotel completed following a collaborative partnership with developer Bruntwood. New retail space fronts Oxford Rd and a revitalised landscaped space sits to the south of the School. A new internal street, that logically connects all areas of the school with social and collaborative learning spaces, culminates in a dramatic new open plan learning resource, ‘The Hive’, with expansive views over the city. Naturally lit open spaces and courtyards are carved deep into the plan to enhance the user experience.