Alliance Manchester Business School - Original Thinking Applied
Alliance Manchester Business School (Alliance MBS) is the business school of the University of Manchester. Ranked 2nd in the UK for research, they provide education to undergraduates, postgraduates and executives across the globe.
The foundation of the School dates back to 1918. The "new" Manchester Business School was formed in 2004 as a result of the merger of UMIST's Manchester School of Management, the Institute of Innovation Research (IoIR), the Victoria University of Manchester's School of Accounting and Finance, and the "old" Manchester Business School.
As part of the University’s £1billion Campus Masterplan, the School has undergone an ambitious refurbishment that brings all staff and students together under one roof to create some of the most modern campus facilities in the world.
The Business School has over 6,500 students, representing 135 nationalities studying globally, over 500 academic, teaching and support staff representing 41 nationalities and has over 60,000 alumni in 176 countries.
Ferco worked closely with the Business School Estates team and are proud to install seating solutions in five different teaching spaces.
Four different products were chosen for their differing aesthetics and functionality:
- Collaborative Wave™
- ARC One Plus
- ARC One with Wrimatic™ tablet
Two rooms now contain the first installation of the unique Collaborative Wave™ seating system.
The Collaborative Wave™ is designed specifically to complement evolving teaching methodologies. Featuring a pod of four or five contoured seats set around a unique curved desk, the Wave allows learners to seamlessly participate in tutor-to-student and student-to-student collaborative learning experiences through its innovative construction.
A third tiered lecture theatre installed the market-leading FT10. The 195 were paired with a fixed oak effect writing bench and added modesty panels to create an impressive teaching space.
The FT10 is a luxurious executive style seat designed with superior ergonomic and postural support.
The ARC One Plus seat was installed in the fourth large lecture theatre. The tiered room required the seats to be paired with straight rows of oak effect desking. The ARC One is a luxury upholstered seat with a high backrest and superior padding.
The fifth seminar room installed the versatile ARC one with an integrated A3 Wrimatic™ tablet. Renowned for its comfort, function and versatility the ARC One lecture theatre seat is ergonomically shaped with a contoured back and focuses particular attention on lumbar support and encouraging correct posture for students sitting for an extended period.