Whilst Oxford Road echoes to the sound of Freshers fleet of foot.
UMIST is only home to fallen leaves and a palpable air of melancholia.
The last of the students have left and a crew of hi-vis workers are busy stripping the remains of days long gone.
Now a grand redevelopment project has been unveiled to tend to that. According to the developer’s website, the plan promises to accelerate growth, partnership and collaboration.
Christened ID Manchester, the plans could see the area hacked into a glass maze of ultra-modern offices, apartments and hotels.