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New GMIoT flagship building UPDATE +

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We are excited to update you on our new Greater Manchester Institute of Technology (GMIoT) flagship building which is due to start construction in Summer 2024 on the University of Salford’s Peel Park Campus.

You are invited to attend a consultation event for the proposed building – please come along to meet the project team and find out more about the proposals for the new building.

  • Drop in at either of the dates and times below:
    + Wednesday 14 February between 4pm-7pm
    + Thursday 15 February between 11am-2pm

Venue: The Atrium of the School of Science, Engineering & Environment Building (SEE Building), University Rd, Salford M5 4QJ.

The new building

The GMIoT operates on a hub and spoke model; whilst education providers including the University of Salford are already offering courses via the GMIoT, capital funding is now being invested at Salford, to create a new, flagship building.
Iceni Projects is working on behalf of Tilbury Douglas Construction Limited and the GMIoT partners to prepare a planning application for this proposed new teaching building.
The GMIoT building will be located adjacent to the SEE building on an existing part of the campus which contains a small amount of vegetation and some trees. The building will necessitate the removal of some of these trees however the project team are currently considering how best to mitigate against this loss, including exploring replanting options.

Exciting new features

Key features of the building will include:

External

  • + Green roof –a state-of-the-art green roof will sit alongside photovoltaic panels.
  • + Green living wall – the green wall will support rainwater harvesting.
  • + Low carbon – the building will be designed to be low carbon and will support the wider campus strategy to be net zero carbon by 2038.
  • + Photovoltaic panels — panels on the roof will generate renewable energy for the building.

Internal

  • + Flexible Digital Labs — flexible spaces to support a wide range of educational courses.
  • + Prototyping Workshop — a traditional workshop to support product design and creation.
  • + ICT Studios — for students to learn about both the hardware and software elements of computing.

When does the planning application start?

The proposals will be submitted to Salford City Council as part of a detailed planning application in Spring 2024. The architect’s plans will be supported by detailed technical assessments, setting out the necessary considerations for the Council when determining the application. These will address topics such as flood risk, ecology, highways, noise and air quality.
Once the application has been submitted to and validated by the Council, all the application documents will be publicly available to view via the Council’s Planning Portal. You will then be provided with a further opportunity to comment on the proposals.

When will construction commence?

If the planning application is approved, construction is due to commence in Summer 2024. Tilbury Douglas will be carefully managing the build programme to limit disruption to the wider campus community.

The public consultation

We welcome your views on the proposed building. Our consultation events will take place on Wednesday 14 February (4pm-7pm) and Thursday 15 February (11am-2pm) in the University of Salford’s SEE Building and you can drop in any time.
The proposal is in the development phase, with the architect currently drawing up the concept for the scheme’s layout and design. These plans will be available to view at the consultation event.
The purpose of the public consultation is to ensure that students, colleagues and local community can provide feedback on the design and the overall proposal, to help shape the development of the new building. This feedback will be reviewed by the project team as part of the planning and design process to ensure that the development balances the needs of the future users, wider community and the environment.

If you can’t attend the public consultation event in person, you can email any comments or questions to: Manchester@iceniprojects.com
Or write to the team at:
GMIoT Consultation
c/o Iceni Projects
WeWork Dalton Place
29 John Dalton Street
Manchester
M2 6FW

If you’re interested in getting involved with the Greater Manchester Institute of Technology, please email info@gmiot.ac.uk