Winners will be in line for £670m of contracting work over eight years

Site of Manchester Engineering Campus Development

Site of Mecanoo’s Manchester Engineering Campus Development

Manchester University has published a tender for £670m of contracting work on its £1bn campus development.

The university approved plans for a new single campus including engineering facilities, a business school, a library and a students union in 2012.

The university is seeking three contractors to enter an eight-year framework agreement to build both phases of the mega-scheme, which includes individual projects worth up to £200m.

The tender stresses the university will be taking a “partnering” approach with its chosen contractors.

Firms will need to provide design, construction, demolition, landscaping and refurbishment work for the university.

The work is due to start after January 2015 and last until January 2023.

The first phase of the development has an estimated construction value of £360m, with individual projects valued between £10m and £200m. The second phase has an estimated construction value of £310m made up of individual projects worth between £10m and £70m.

One of the early jobs will be a £200m engineering campus (site pictured), where the project team includes Mecanoo, Penoyre & Prasad, Buro Four, Sweett, Aecom, Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture, Buro Happold and Arup.

More information on the tender can be found here.