Planning approved for Manchester’s new Base for for materials science, engineering and energy technology

Manchester City Council has approved plans for the next phase of the masterplan at Manchester Science Park, which will provide a purpose-built space to address the industry-specific needs of computer engineering, energy technology, light manufacturing and materials science startups and SMEs.

The redevelopment of the Base building will provide 91,000 sq ft of world-leading office and coworking space, following the successful development of the Bright Building which is fully let to 24 digital technology businesses.

Designed by Russell Bridge architects, the development is expected to be delivered by the end of 2021 and forms part of the updated Manchester Science Park Strategic Regeneration Framework masterplan.