BRITISH MUSLIM HERITAGE CENTRE, MANCHESTER

CONTRACT SUM £7m over 3 phases

The British Muslim Heritage Centre now occupies a grade 2* listed building originally designed by Irwin and Chester  in the 1840’s and later modified by Alfred Waterhouse in the 1870’s.

When purchased by the BMHC the building had been neglected and required full refurbishment. The works, have been phased, and involve the creation of a new entrance and circulation spaces, replanning and refurbishment of the public galleries and dining/service spaces and the creation of 40 student en-suite bedrooms for residential study. The brief also required full disabled access provision throughout the building.

The proposal  included a number of modern interventions contrasting with the original architecture. In addition the original fabric of the building is being fully refurbished including re-roofing, refurbishment of windows and new M+E services. 

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