MMU to Sell-Off Several Campus Sites
30 Mar 2012
Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is creating opportunities in the Manchester property sector following its decision to sell off some five campus sites throughout the city.
The university has around 35,000 students, many of who are housed at the seven or so campus sites owned by MMU. Its administrators, however, have decided to concentrate its first-year and research students on just two sites, in the city centre and the town of Alsager in Cheshire. The central Manchester property boasts new lecture halls, classrooms and offices on its new £350 million Birley Fields campus in Hulme – right next to its existing Oxford Road buildings – while
As a result, MMU is able to sell its surplus sites on the Manchester property market, with properties up for grabs including the Aytoun Street campus in Manchester city centre, the former teacher training site in Didsbury, the Elizabeth Gaskell and Hollings sites in Fallowfield and much of the Alsager site.
The property sell-off will take place peace-meal, as sites are only due to go up for sale when the buildings on them become vacant.