Town Hall renovation project moves closer

The Our Town Hall project, which will fully repair and upgrade Manchester’s iconic Town Hall and Albert Square, has appointed its new Project Manager.

Mace will oversee the project to ensure Manchester’s civic history thrives for generations to come, while restoring and increasing public access to the building's many heritage features and treasures.

While the building, which will turn 140 years old this year, has been maintained and remains structurally sound, many of its elements are now reaching the end of their natural lifespan.

The Our Town Hall project will see the building repaired and brought up to modern access, safety and energy efficiency standards. The work is set to take place over a seven-year period.
The Grade-I listed Town Hall was designed in the 1860s by Alfred Waterhouse and is internationally renowned for its exceptional craftsmanship and architectural quality.

Mace have previously worked with Manchester City Council, having project managed the transformation of Manchester Central Library and the Town Hall Extension, which was completed in 2015.  The firm is currently working to deliver a number of projects in Manchester, including the Alliance Manchester Business School for the University of Manchester and the UK’s first Proton Beam Therapy Centre, for the Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant