The Samuel Alexander building is a Grade II listed building constructed in 1910 as a Faculty Arts Building with significant extensions added in the 1950’s and 1970’s. Halliday Meecham Architects (HMA) were appointed as Lead Designer and Architects to carry out a comprehensive overhaul of the building to introduce student hubs, a central computer cluster, refurbished teaching rooms and a central courtyard breakout area together with replacement heating/power/data and refurbishment of over 300 offices
Throughout the Construction Phase the building remained fully occupied and operational and required a considered approach to the project delivery to ensure the health, safety and welfare of students and others throughout the project.
Works were carried out over 8 phases with minimal disturbance, maintaining customer care and business continuity that were presented to the faculty estates and building user groups.
Client: University of Manchester