Sheppard Robson bags £21 million Manchester Royal Eye Hospital scheme
Sheppard Robson has been appointed to design a new centre for bio-medical research at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.
The practice was handed the commission by Bruntwood and Manchester Science Parks as part of a £21 million development at the site.
The 100,000 sq ft project includes both new build and refurbishment work on the Grade II-listed Victorian building.
A new structure including laboratory space and clinical testing wards will be built behind the existing building and the two will be linked with a glazed atrium featuring hub space and breakout areas.
The refurbished area in the existing building will provide office and administrative facilities.
Tony O’Brien, partner at Sheppard Robson, said: “The team at Sheppard Robson has produced a design that is both cutting edge and visually compelling, yet sympathetic to the original building’s Victorian façade.
“We look forward to work commencing on the scheme and seeing the new and improved Manchester Royal Eye Hospital take shape.”