Manchester Metropolitan University's Faculty of Art & Design was recently granted a £30M budget for "an extensive reorganisation of it's estate." Work has already begun on the project with the Chatham Tower currently being refurbished and expected to be completed by September 2010. One of the most significant changes planned is the demolition of the Chatham Undercroft building with a new building planned to open in 2012. Stirling Prize winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley were recently appointed as architects for the new building and after the initial consultation phase the first images of the new building have been released.
The first images reveal plans to create a new entrance to the tower as well as links to the upper floors by a circulation and atria space. A roof garden can also be seen in one of the visuals and model.
More information on the project can be found at the MMU website here.