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Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD)

MECD live

As one of the largest construction projects undertaken by an institution in the UK, it is important to capture every moment of our journey to a new campus.

Our webcams allow you to see all the steps MECD takes in becoming the single largest home for engineering in any UK university.

View one

View one oversees the south end of the large 'MEC Hall Building', looking out towards Manchester Aquatics Centre. This will be the main entrance into the building when construction is complete and home to a number of our fantastic new teaching and learning facilities, such as the makerspace.

View two

View two looks into the southern end of the 'MEC Hall Building' from the roof of the National Graphene Institute. Here you get a view into the upper floors of the building, which will be home to some of our research activity and the staff workspace. The second floor of the south end is where our fantastic 600-seat lecture theatre will inspire the next generation of students at The University of Manchester.

  • Interested in seeing what the site has looked like through the years? Watch our MECD time lapse video which takes you back to the start of the project back in 2015 up to February 2018.

View three

View three is set up in the James Chadwick Building. It looks on to the site from the south-eastern corner and towards the city centre. From this angle, you can see the length of the large 'MEC Hall Building' on the left side of the camera. To the northernmost end of the site is Oddfellows Hall, which is currently being preserved and will soon be extended and renovated as part of MECD.

The majority of construction work on this part of the site will be building the currently named 'Upper Brook Street Building'. This building will be home to heavy-duty lab equipment, teaching space and research activity.