Laying the groundwork - literally
We are supporting The University of Manchester on the development of its new Fallowfield student housing development.
Fallowfield Residential Campus Project summary
University of Manchester
Robinson Low Francis, Hydrock Consulting
- Start date
- June 2013
The University of Manchester is the UK’s largest single-site university. With hundreds of course options, exquisite facilities and one of the highest student populations in the country, the university decided it needed a campus to match.
In one of its improvement schemes, the university is developing the Fallowfield Residential Campus, a vibrant new student village of more than 3,000 new housing units. Construction of the village was planned in two phases, but substantial enabling works to prepare the site were needed before phase 1 could begin.
Our team of experts stepped in, and over three years we will be safely removing 3,000 cubic metres of ultra-invasive Japanese knotweed and 13,000 cubic metres of asbestos-contaminated materials from the site. We have also installed four artificial sports pitches so that the university can develop the grass rugby pitches that were located on another part of the site.
points of note
Representing the client
As part of the Fallowfield scheme, our people were despatched to oversee an intricate stakeholder arrangement – within the university, and externally with Manchester City Council and Sport England – meaning our role transcended that of project manager, taking on an added dimension of client representative.