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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.

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.

Exciting new features

Key features of the building will include:


  • + 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.


  • + 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 August 2024. Tilbury Douglas will be carefully managing the build programme to limit disruption to the wider campus community.