UMIST / ID Manchester
As part of a long term campus consolidation strategy the University of Manchester has decided to develop the former UMIST campus adjacent to Piccadilly Station (and the proposed HS2 station) as ID Manchester, an innovation district.
M.Arch students looked at the history of the site up to the present day. This took place alongside a ‘design component’ conducted by MA A+U students, looking at the potential of the site in the light of Manchester’s future development.
Research analysed the historical development of the site from its state immediately prior to early industrial exploitation in the mid 18th century through to its current situation in the form of drawings and models. The ‘design component’ proposed future development of the site, respecting the listed structures and exploring new functions in the buildings and spaces which will help connect this area into the changing city around it.
Alexander John Wallace
Neha Ashok Bellad