Capita Symonds set to provide design services for MMU

Capita Symonds has been appointed by Sir Robert McAlpine to provide multidisciplinary design services on Manchester Metropolitan University’s (MMU) £60m Birley Fields academic building in Hulme.

The project comprises the construction of a sustainable five-storey academic building, energy centre and public realm works for the faculties of education and health, psychology and social care.

Capita Symonds, which is picking up the Sheppard Robson design at RIBA stage E, will be utilising a multi-disciplinary building information modelling (BIM) approach on the 21,400m2 facility

The development is scheduled to be completed in two years’ time for the start of the new academic year in September 2014.