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University of Manchester Estates Professional Services

Drees & Sommer has been a trusted consultant to the University of Manchester since 2004 and have supported them over the past decade to support them to achieve their academic strategy and vision of excellence for the city.

We have delivered a breadth of multidisciplinary services covering every building within the University’s estate including: wet labs, dry labs, Faraday labs, library refurbishments and a £14m new build learning commons, campus wide infrastructure upgrades, public realm, digital upgrades such a podcasting to all lecture theatres, summer halls refurbishment programmes, the £12m refurbishment of the Grade II Whitworth Art Gallery and teaching and administration facility projects including University Place a £65m teaching and administration building with a 1,000 seat lecture theatre. We also managed refurbishments at the Jodrell Bank visitors centre.

We have supported the University with new legislation, such as the change to CDM 2015. Our consultants undertook a H&S audit of the institution and developed a pathway to compliance. We also supported the University through changes to the equalities act, where we delivered campus wide DDA compliance audit and delivery across a three phased programme.

Depending on the nature and scale of the work, we have often located our team on-site in a project office along-side the estates team.

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