Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) and Caruso St John Architects are among five practices vying to expand the Hallé St Peter’s music studio and performance hall in Ancoats, Manchester
Flanagan Lawrence, Jamie Fobert Architects and Manchester-based Stephenson Studio complete the shortlist of firms selected for the final round of the high-profile RIBA contest.
- Caruso St John Architects
- Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
- Flanagan Lawrence
- Jamie Fobert Architects
- Stephenson Studio
Judges for the shortlisting included Hallé chief executive John Summers and Jeremy Dixon of Dixon Jones acting as RIBA Architect Adviser.
Summers commented: ‘We are delighted to have attracted such an outstanding shortlist of architects to work on this phase of the project and are very grateful to the Monument and Dunard Trusts for supporting the preparation work for the extension to St Peter’s, including this design competition.’
The five shortlisted teams will receive an honorarium of £6,000 each to develop design concepts ahead of a final presentation to the jury in February.
Constructed in 1859, the Grade II-listed church was later abandoned and deconsecrated before being restored by Buttress Architects in 2013.
The project will create a 1,450m2 new-build extension featuring additional rehearsal, performance, education and ancillary spaces for the Hallé orchestra, choir and other ensembles.
More than 40 expressions of interest were received from practices based in the UK and Europe.