Work progressing well on Manchester Metropolitan University’s world-class new Institute of Sport

Chapman Taylor is providing detailed design and delivery services at RIBA Work Stages 4-6 for the new £26 million facility at Manchester Metropolitan University for the university’s new Institute of Sport, providing a home for the university’s Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

The existing building on Oxford Road, at the heart of the MMU campus, is being extensively remodelled and refurbished to provide the very latest technology and equipment for the advanced study and research of sport.

The Institute of Sport will champion UK and international sport from this state-of-the-art facility, becoming a leading authority on everything sport, health and fitness-related, from research into elite performance to building community exercise programmes. It will also provide a world-class environment for its athlete scholars – elite athletes studying at the university.

The Institute will bring the university’s well-established sport research centres under one roof, becoming home to the University Centre for Research and Knowledge Exchange in Musculoskeletal Science and Sports Medicine, as well as the Sport Policy Unit, part of the University Centre for Research and Knowledge Exchange in Future Economies. Encompassing sport and exercise science, sport medicine, sport policy, business and law, the new multidisciplinary facility will help to realise Manchester’s ambition to be a globally recognised city of sport and a fantastic home for sport students.

In conjunction with the university’s Platt Lane Sports Complex, the Institute will provide outstanding, purpose-built teaching spaces. Students will be taught in modern labs and seminar rooms with access to specialist facilities such as cycle ergometer workstations. Other facilities include advanced medical imaging with a 3 Tesla MRI scanner, human performance laboratories, an environmental chamber which simulates high altitude and extreme temperatures and a 3D performance capture hall to analyse and improve elite sports performance.

The new Institute of Sport is currently under construction and is due to complete in 2022. The redevelopment is part of the university's ambitious £378.8 million campus transformation programme, set to be carried out over the coming years.


The Institute of Sport will champion UK and international sport from this state-of-the-art facility, becoming a leading authority on everything sport, health and fitness-related, from research into elite performance to building community exercise programmes. It will also provide a world-class environment for its athlete scholars – elite athletes studying at the university.

The Institute will bring the university’s well-established sport research centres under one roof, becoming home to the University Centre for Research and Knowledge Exchange in Musculoskeletal Science and Sports Medicine, as well as the Sport Policy Unit, part of the University Centre for Research and Knowledge Exchange in Future Economies. Encompassing sport and exercise science, sport medicine, sport policy, business and law, the new multidisciplinary facility will help to realise Manchester’s ambition to be a globally recognised city of sport and a fantastic home for sport students.

In conjunction with the university’s Platt Lane Sports Complex, the Institute will provide outstanding, purpose-built teaching spaces. Students will be taught in modern labs and seminar rooms with access to specialist facilities such as cycle ergometer workstations. Other facilities include advanced medical imaging with a 3 Tesla MRI scanner, human performance laboratories, an environmental chamber which simulates high altitude and extreme temperatures and a 3D performance capture hall to analyse and improve elite sports performance.

The new Institute of Sport is currently under construction and is due to complete in 2022. The redevelopment is part of the university's ambitious £378.8 million campus transformation programme, set to be carried out over the coming years.

The new Institute of Sport is currently under construction and is due to complete in 2022. The redevelopment is part of the university's ambitious £378 million campus transformation programme, set to be carried out over the coming years.

Andrew Carroll

董事, 曼彻斯特

Andrew joined Chapman Taylor’s Manchester studio in 2002 and became a Director in 2013. He is a member of the UK Board and is responsible for the management of the Manchester Studio, including business development, design management, project delivery, recruitment and resource planning.

He has extensive experience managing and delivering large-scale, complex projects across a number of sectors.

Areas of expertise:

Office / Residential / Retail / Leisure / Design Management / Delivery

Rachel Rogerson (BA (Hons), Dip Arch)

副董事, 曼彻斯特

Rachel joined Chapman Taylor in Manchester in 2006 and became an Associate Director in 2016. She is responsible for leading the Technical Group and ISO 14001 in the Manchester studio.

She has over 10 years’ experience with particular focus on technical delivery and design management of major projects in the UK and internationally across a number of sectors.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Leisure / Retail / Delivery / Design Management

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