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Architect sought for Manchester Jewish Museum expansion

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The Manchester Jewish Museum is seeking an architect for a £2.8 million refurbishment and extension of its Grade II*-listed Moorish Revival home

Planned to complete in 2020, the project will create galleries, learning areas and events spaces inside the Cheetham Hill Road synagogue.

Constructed in 1874, the Edward Salomons-designed structure is understood to be city’s oldest surviving synagogue.

Originally used by a Sephardic congregation of Spanish and Portuguese Jews, the red-brick structure was transformed into a museum in 1983 and receives around 15,000 visitors a year.

The museum’s proposed new visitor experience – focusing on Jewish immigration, integration and identity in the city since 1780 – is expected to attract 50,000 visitors annually.

The project will also include a new gallery dedicated to Holocaust refugees who settled in Manchester.

Up to six architect-led teams will be shortlisted for the £447,000 contract, and the winner will initially develop the scheme from RIBA Stage 2 to 3.

The appointment will then continue up to RIBA Stage 6 if a Heritage Lottery Fund application for the scheme is approved.

A theatre design consultant and exhibition designer will also be appointed separately.

The deadline for requests to participate is 5pm on 2 December.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Kate Dickson
Manchester Jewish Museum
190 Cheetham Hill Road
M8 8LW

Tel: +44 7753896848
Email: director@creative-heritage.net




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