£6m re-model for Manchester Contact

Published: 6 February 2015
Reporter: David Upton

Architectural practice Sheppard Robson has been appointed by Manchester young people’s arts organisation Contact to carry out the £6m remodelling of the venue’s existing building, in Oxford Road.

The project will also include the overhaul of back-of-house spaces, including office, training and hire facilities and new-build elements to improve the overall capacity of the venue by around 300 sq m.

Arts Council England has already earmarked £3.85m towards the development and Corridor Manchester partners, the University of Manchester and Bruntwood, have both committed significant in-kind support.