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Manchester Met seeks architect for theatre redevelopment

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Manchester Metropolitan University is seeking an architect for the mixed-use redevelopment of its Mabel Tylecote Building

The 8,900m² project will create a new 230-capacity theatre, rehearsal studios, reading room and café on the site of the Brutalist structure.

Administrative offices and new humanities spaces including language labs and journalism classrooms will also be included.

According to the contract notice: ‘The building will have an opening and outward aesthetic to take advantage of the prominent corner location of the site fronting onto Oxford Road and should acknowledge precedents set by other recently completed new build projects across the campus.’

Completed in 1973, the Mabel Tylecote Building was designed by the Manchester City Council architecture department and is now used for the university’s drama faculty.

The brown brick and concrete building – currently home to the Capitol Theatre – will be decanted and demolished to make way for the new facility.

An historic nineteenth century façade on the Oxford Road site will however be retained.

The deadline for requests to participate is 25 September.

How to apply

Visit the university’s e-tendering website to receive an electronic copy of the pre-qualification

Contact details

Jenny Moore
Manchester Metropolitan University
Oxford Rd
M15 6BH

Telephone: +44 1612471883
E-mail: j.moore@mmu.ac.uk






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