Manchester Engineering Campus Development

Service Type

Commissioning Consultancy


Balfour Beatty & NG Bailey





Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) is Manchester University’s single largest development.

The project will consist of 4 schools (Materials, MACE, EEE and CEAS), 2 research institutes (Dalton nuclear institute and International Centre for advanced materials). It will home 6700 students and create 1300 jobs; this exciting new engineering facility has been designed to inspire engineers and engage with new modes of teaching and technology with an inspiration to be ranked within the top 25 for world class research, teaching and learning.

This facility with a construction value of some £300 million plus, will demonstrate how UK engineering is one of the most creative industries in the world. Banyards appointed by the University of Manchester, Balfour Beatty and NG Bailey’s as Independent Commissioning Specialist.

Scope include: 

  • Commissionability reviews
  • Detailed commissioning plans
  • Fully logic linked commissioning programmes
  • Innovative online Commissioning tracking system
  • Witnessing of all M&E systems
  • Managing and producing the Building user guides and Building log book to CIBSE standards

Some interesting facts and numbers: 

  • 46 AHU’s
  • 141 Pumps
  • 6 Air Compressors
  • 27 Km. Orbital Welded Gas Pipework
  • 10 Chillers with 6.5 mw of cooling
  • 820 Active Chilled Beams
  • 11,000+ Hard wired BMS points
  • 1,460 Window Actuators
  • 70 Km of Basket
  • 34 Km of Trunking
  • 120 Km of Conduit
  • 900 Km of Single cables
  • 12,000 General light fittings
  • 342,425 Zip Ties!


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