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University Place Secured for Four More Years

September 5th 2016

Manchester & Cheshire has been re-appointed to the University of Manchester’s construction works framework for a further four years.

The framework, which covers works of up to £10m in value, will run until 2020.

Manchester & Cheshire has had a place on the framework since 2011.

Since then, the company has completed several notable projects at the university, including restoration works at The Whitworth art gallery, a major internal refurbishment of the Ancient Worlds Gallery at the Manchester Museum, the creation of a new student services hub, and schemes at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.

The company also secured the biggest single contract in its history – a £6m refurbishment of the Samuel Alexander Building, which began in 2015 and will run until 2017.

Dave Lowe, managing director of Manchester & Cheshire, said:

'The University of Manchester is a key client of the firm and we are delighted to be re-appointed to its construction works framework.'

'The continuity of work provided under the framework has enabled us to create a number of jobs and opportunities for trainees and apprentices, and we look forward to building on this during our collaboration with the university over the next four years.'

Manchester & Cheshire, which was named SME of the Year at the North West Regional Construction Awards 2016, has places on several other frameworks, including those for Salford City Council, Cheshire East Council and Royal Mail.

The University of Manchester’s estate spans more than 700 acres and includes nearly 350 buildings.

It aims to be one of the world’s top 25 research universities by 2020 and has a development plan that will see new teaching and research buildings, student facilities and public realm improvements.

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