UNH Manchester Will Expand With Move To New Location

Sep 7, 2014

The stairwell inside UNH Manchester's current building on Commercial St.
Credit Ryan Lessard for NHPR

The University of New Hampshire's Manchester campus will move into a new building next spring as it begins offering new programs in science and technology.

The campus will move from its current location on Commercial Street into the historic and renovated Pandora Mill building in March.

The building sat vacant with trees growing from its rooftop for decades before the restoration efforts began several years ago.

UNH president Mark Huddleston called the Manchester campus an asset to the region and said its expansion signals the school's commitment to the region to deliver work-ready students, especially in the areas of science and technology.

With the move, UNH Manchester will increase its classroom and office space by 44 percent and feature new and updated labs.

The biological sciences program, which saw a 20 percent increase in enrollment this fall, will have five new labs.