The Evolution of The University of Manchester Estate: making of the modern masterplan

Diana Hampson
24th October 2017, 7:00pm
Manchester Conference Centre (Sackville Street)

The University of Manchester’s rich history is evident in its architecture and built environment. This talk will delve into the various stages of development of the University’s estate, from its inception as England's first civic university to its current position as the largest single-site university in the UK. Focusing on the modern era specifically, this talk will give insight into how the University has developed its estate, enabling and supporting the research and teaching at the University. Reflecting on the current and future developments of the University’s Masterplan to locate to single campus along the Oxford Road corridor, the opportunities this provides for the University and city as a whole, this talk is sure to be informative to anyone with an interest in the city, its architecture and the relationship between the two.

About the Speaker

Diana Hampson is a chartered surveyor and has been Director of Estates and Facilities at The University of Manchester since 1997, responsible for all strategic and operational matters relating to the University’s property portfolio.
During this time Diana has steered the Directorate through the merger with UMIST in 2004 and has successfully delivered the most ambitious capital build programme in the history of UK Higher Education, creating new 
high-quality facilities worth £750 million. Diana is now leading the delivery of a £1 billion Campus Masterplan which was announced by The University of Manchester in October 2012.
The estate for which Diana is responsible comprises over 887,000 square metres of academic, administrative, commercial, and residential accommodation on 667 acres of land, mainly in the City of Manchester but also some locations further afield.
Diana is a member of the Corridor Manchester Executive, Corridor Manchester Transport and Estates Group and has chaired the Corridor Manchester Cross City Bus Working Group.

Menu for Supper

Chicken supreme hunter style or MCC Fish Pie with garden peas, dill & potato crust or mixed mushroom casserole (v) with a choice of sides from the following: roasted new potatoes with rosemary & garlic, steamed market vegetables and pilaf rice

Lemon meringue pie or Bakewell tart

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