Coupland Building, Manchester

Vaughan Engineering Services Limited have been engaged by Graham Construction as part of a team to undertake the refurbishment of the vacant Coupland 3 building for Ultimate client the University of Manchester.

Coupland 3 is a Grade II-listed building located on the rear quadrangle of the historical cluster of University buildings. It was the original home of Manchester Medical School but has been vacant for some time.

The development has been largely designed to be open plan with plenty of natural daylight. The work presents an opportunity to restore the fantastic large, vaulted spaces that have been lost over the years through alterations and additions.

Once refurbished, the building will be the new home of the School of Law, the School of Dentistry, Faculty of Humanities administration, the Directorate for the Student Experience and the postgraduate hub.

Facilities will include postgraduate quiet spaces, a new home for the Legal Advice Centre, a moot room, a space for dentistry postgraduates, a cafe and a multi-function space for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students and also open-plan offices for the School of dentistry, the Directorate for the Student Experience, and Faculty of Humanities administration.

Services included all new M&E renewal with replacement Switchgear, Air Handling Plant, Rainwater Systems, District Steam Distribution and integration with the existing UoM systems.

Works commenced on site for VESL in November 2017 with works completed in February 2019. The Site team included Steven Shaw, Paul White and Mark Leith working from the VESL Warrington office.

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