The Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care is based in the Brooks building, which is part of the new £139m Birley development at our Manchester Campus. This represents the final stage of a £350m investment in new campus facilities for Manchester Metropolitan University.
The Brooks academic building is one of the most impressive of its kind, with spacious public areas on the ground floor and outstanding specialist facilities across all areas of health, psychology, social care and education. It supports a number of key environmental technologies and is designed to minimise our environmental impact and enhance biodiversity, making it one of the greenest facilities in the UK.
Situated a short walk from the other half of the Manchester campus, our students are minutes away from the retail and cultural heart of the city.The new building is also perfectly sitiuated for the new £10m Student Union, which opened in 2015.
The academic building has been built around the student experience, with some of the best teaching and learning facilities in the UK.
Teaching facilities include:
- Four large, modern lecture theatres
- A multi-functional sports hall, which includes seating for up to 350 people
- Over 80 general and specialist teaching rooms all fitted with the latest IT equipment
- Hundreds of flexible, social and group working zones
- Acupuncture and Physiotherapy clinic open to students, staff and the public
- Dedicated student WiFi access throughout the building
- The new ground floor Student Hub provides a centralised information and advice service for students alongside the superb new catering facilities; Birley Kitchen and Birley Cafe.
You can now book facilities at the Brooks building for conferences and events. Contact our events team for more information.
Students studying at the Brooks building will have full access to the University's recently refurbished Sir Kenneth Green Library. This £5 million investment provides a new helpdesk, creation of a new IT Zone on the first floor and a Quiet Study Zone on the fourth floor and will be open 24-7 during term-time.
The Birley development has been designed to integrate the Brooks academic building, student accommodation and an energy centre all on the same site.
As part of the University's wider environmental strategy, our objective is to achieve the Three Zeros:
- Zero Energy
- Zero Water
- Zero Waste
As a result of our environmental objectives, Manchester Metropolitan University was voted 'The UK's Greenest University 2013' by People and Planet's Green League.