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Architect sought to deliver Manchester Museum expansion

Manchester Museum. Image by Pit-yacker
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The University of Manchester is seeking a design team to deliver its £10 million expansion of the Manchester Museum

Planned to complete in 2020, the project will create a new 450m² temporary exhibitions gallery within the museum’s existing courtyard off Coupland Street.

Opened in 1888, the Alfred Waterhouse-designed Neo-Gothic museum displays items of archaeology, anthropology and natural history.

According to the contract notice: ‘The courtyard project seeks to transform Manchester Museum’s reach to increased and diversified audiences, and make a pivotal contribution to Manchester city-region’s economic, social and cultural renaissance at the heart of the emerging Northern Powerhouse.’

London-based ZMMA was appointed lead designer and contract administrator for the early stages of the project last summer.

The winner of the latest £450,000 contract will develop the project from RIBA Stages 4 to 7 once a Heritage Lottery Fund stage 2 bid is approved.

The deadline for applications is 5 May.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Simon Ross
The University Of Manchester
Oxford Road
Greater Manchester
M13 9PL

Tel: 0161 275 2785
Email: simon.ross@manchester.ac.uk


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