Brief: Education Precinct

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Brief from MCST to the Joint Committee for Comprehensive Planning of the Education Precinct in Manchester (MCST, University of Manchester and Manchester City Council).The Precinct project was the most ambitious of the building projects undertaken by the University in the post-war period, as a response to the City of Manchester Plan which had envisaged, amongst other things, a major redevelopment of the area between the University and the city centre, with the construction of a number of new educational facilities. MCST's general expansion from the mid-1950s was treated as part of the wider Precinct project, at least from the town planning perspective.