We are delighted to be have handed over the keys for the £6m National Heritage Lottery funded redevelopment of the Grade II* listed oldest Synagogue in Manchester.

Buro Four was appointed as Project Manager to deliver this unique scheme which included a new build extension to house enhanced facilities to improve the museum’s reach.

The new Manchester Jewish Museum is double the size of the previous building and provides a new gallery, café, shop, kitchen and learning studio. The Museum particularly wanted to increase engagement with schools as well as a more diverse audience, the new facilities enable the achievement of these aims as well as a continued ability to deliver their vision as “a creative Museum willing to take risks and push boundaries, helping people to appreciate and celebrate the multicultural world we live in today”.

Stakeholder engagement was key to successful delivery including continued liaison with neighbours and regular engagement with the Board of Trustees. We ensured coordination between the gallery shell and exhibition fit-out design and managed the interface between the fit-out contractor and the principal contractor to allow the fit-out to run in parallel with the main works.

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