John Dalton Tower,


Completed: April, 2014

Services: Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health, Sustainability & Building Physics, Digital Engineering

Sector: Education

Client: Manchester Metropolitan University

Value: £3m (MEP)

FHP was appointed by Manchester Metropolitan University to carry out the full detailed design and project management to the refurbishment of the labs at John Dalton Tower.

The Role of FHP

FHP carried out the detailed design to the Labs which included the installation of new fume cupboards and specialist extract and ventilation systems.

FHP’s duties included being asked to carry out on-site design team meetings on behalf of the end user and to ensure the installation was executed as shown on the drawings and to the client’s expectations.

The Project involved a large amount of involvement with the stakeholders of the project to ensure the scheme was in line with their expectations. FHP produced a design that was within budget and the works were completed on time.

The project was featured in the MMU internal magazine, where it was highly praised due to the significant savings in energy usage and running costs achieved as a result of the project.


The building was subject to stringent planning restrictions and the university’s time scales for the project were short.