The Manchester Institute of Health and Performance / East Manchester Leisure Centre

Beswick, Manchester

Contractor: Laing O'Rourke
Architect: Aedas
Project Value MIHP: £20,000,000
Project Value EMLC: £10,000,000

Etihad Campus is an area of Sportcity, Manchester which is mostly owned and operated by Manchester City Football Club. The campus includes the Etihad Stadium, the City Football Academy (CFA) training facility and club world headquarters. The term Etihad Campus embraces both the stadium – which already existed when the name was coined in 2010 – as well as much of the surrounding undeveloped land that existed at that time, although the term is also frequently used as a direct synonym for just the CFA portion.

Two further pieces of the jointly funded and developed community hub will be the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance (MIHP),currently under construction and for which the official opening is scheduled for early 2016,and beyond the completion of the MIHP there are plans to develop commercial office space, shops and retail opportunities on the northwestern side of the hub.

The transformation of East Manchester forms a key part of the city’s core development strategy for the Manchester region from 2012 to 2027,[and likewise the scheme forms an integral part of Manchester City’s aim to develop a homegrown squad by 2027, as well as the club’s goal of increasing the seating capacity of the Etihad Stadium to around 61,000.