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Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD)

Main staircase inside the main MECD hall

About the MECD project

The Manchester Engineering Campus Development symbolises The University of Manchester's push to continually strive to improve its standard of teaching and research.

MECD will create facilities that will put the University at the forefront of engineering globally, helping attract even more world-class talent to the institution. We are proud to provide such an exceptional space for our exceptional people.

Diana Hampson / Director of Estates and Facilities

As one of the single largest construction projects undertaken by any higher education institution in the UK, MECD will create an environment for the brightest engineers to innovate.

The new development will have real benefits for both industry and society, with the research conducted by our academic staff and students designed to address real-world challenges.

Read about the heritage of engineering at the University, the project timeline so far, and our vision for the project's future.