Faraday Building (Manchester)

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Faraday Building
Faraday Tower.jpg
General information
Type Academic
Location Manchester
Coordinates 53°28′25″N 2°14′03″W / 53.4735°N 2.2341°W / 53.4735; -2.2341Coordinates: 53°28′25″N 2°14′03″W / 53.4735°N 2.2341°W / 53.4735; -2.2341
Completed 1967
Owner University of Manchester
Design and construction
Architect Harry Fairhurst
Architecture firm H.S. Fairhust & Son

The Faraday Building is a university building in central Manchester. It is part of the campus of the former University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

The Faraday Building's architect was Harry Fairhurst, of the long-established Manchester firm of H.S. Fairhust & Son. It was constructed in 1967.

The building housed, until mid-to-late 2007, part of the University of Manchester School of Chemistry. The School of Chemistry is now located mainly at the Chemistry Building on Brunswick Street, however a significant number of former Faraday-based academics researching biologically-related chemistry are now based in the nearby Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre.

Appropriately, given its chemistry roots, the building houses a mural called The Alchemist's Elements, by Hans Tisdall.