Arthur Lewis Building

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Arthur Lewis Building
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The Arthur Lewis Building
General information
Type Academic
Location Manchester
Coordinates 53°28′1.56″N 2°14′8.88″W / 53.4671000°N 2.2358000°W / 53.4671000; -2.2358000Coordinates: 53°28′1.56″N 2°14′8.88″W / 53.4671000°N 2.2358000°W / 53.4671000; -2.2358000
Construction started 2006
Completed 2007
Owner The University of Manchester
Design and construction
Architect The Fairhursts Design Group
Structural engineer Buro Happold
Services engineer DSSR
Quantity surveyor Capita
Main contractor AMEC

The Arthur Lewis Building, which is named after the economist Arthur Lewis, is part of the University of Manchester's campus. It is located west of Oxford Road and south of the Manchester Business School, nearly a mile from the centre of Manchester, UK. Construction was completed in 2007, when the building was given a BREEAM 'Very Good' rating.[1]

Controversies[edit]

In early 2008 the building was at the centre of controversy regarding access by students to members of the academic staff accommodated within due to its swipe card policy. This system required taught students to either email their relevant tutor before meeting them, call them internally once at the building, or book an appointment online.[2] In May 2008 the two schools in the building separately revised their access policies to ease access.[3]

Floor-by-floor guide[edit]

The building is shared[4] by the School of Social Sciences (SoSS)[5] and the School of Environment and Development (SED).[6]

Floor Offices
Ground floor
  • SoSS Undergraduate Admissions Office[7]
  • SoSS Undergraduate Support Office[8]
  • Shared teaching rooms
  • SoSS Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology library, edit suite, viewing room and technician[9]
  • Shared PGT study suites and Resources Centre
  • SED laboratories
  • Staff showers
  • Arthur’s Brew Café[10]
  • SoSS Head of School and Head of School Administration
First floor
  • SED - Geography,[11] Institute for Development Policy and Management[12] and Planning and Landscape academic staff[13]
Second floor
  • SoSS Administration and Resources Suite (Research Office, Finance Office, Resources Office)
  • SoSS Postgraduate Admissions Office[14]
  • SoSS Postgraduate Support Office[15]
  • SoSS Social Anthropology[16]
  • SoSS Economics[17]
  • SED Student Information[18]
  • SED Administration[19]
Third floor
  • SoSS – Economics[20]
  • SoSS – Sociology[21]
  • SoSS – Morgan Centre[22]
Fourth floor
  • SoSS – Philosophy[23]
  • SoSS – Politics[24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Case studies - new humanities building.", Best practice (Morgan Sindall Group), retrieved 13 July 2013  "The building has been awarded a BREEAM Very Good rating."
  2. ^ Times Higher, 4 January 2008, "Security limits tutor access"
  3. ^ Times Higher, 8 May 2008, "Academics split over teaching contact hours"
  4. ^ "University of Manchester, School of Social Sciences, Arthur Lewis Building". Handbook August 2012 edition. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "School of Social Sciences". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "School of Environment and Development". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "SoSS Undergraduate Admissions Office". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "SoSS Undergraduate Support Office". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "SoSS Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Arthur's Brew". Review. Yelp. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "SED geography staff". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "SED Institute for Development Policy and Management staff". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "SED Planning and Environmental Management staff". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "SoSS Postgraduate Admissions Office". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "SoSS Postgraduate Support Office". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "SoSS Social Anthropology". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "SoSS Economics". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "SED Student Information". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "SED Administration". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "SoSS Economics". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "SoSS Sociology". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "SoSS Morgan Centre for the study of relationships and personal life". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "SoSS Philosophy". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  24. ^ "SoSS Politics". University of Manchester. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 

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