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This new setting for the collections reads as a contemporary reworking of the existing buildings, developed from a clear understanding of the original, disguised, architecture of the museum buildings.

Project information

  • Client

    Manchester Museum

  • Status


  • Area

    8,640 sq m

  • Start


  • Completion


  • Consultants

    Structural Engineer: Faber Maunsell
    Building Services Engineer: IBSEC
    Cost Manager: Rex Proctor and Partners
    Project Managers: Appleyard and Trew

  • Elements

    Exterior of existing buildings and external areas
    Entrance and circulation
    New gallery for temporary exhibitions
    Redisplay existing galleries
    Environmental control
    Teaching facilities
    Staff/management support facilities

  • Awards

    2003 Manchester Civic Society, Phoenix Design Award
    2004 Civic Trust Award