Key Facts

Location Manchester
Architect OMI Architects

The Project

This exciting expansion sees the venue capacity increase from 340 to 520. The design includes a range of educational, studio and rehearsal spaces as well as bringing the current derelict Cocozza building to the rear of the venue back into use.

This redevelopment provides significant improvements to facilities throughout the building keeping its focus on creative development, enabling the venue to introduce a variety of new events such as more intimate live music performances and film screenings.

After receiving funding from both the Arts Council and the National Heritage Lottery Fund, Inner city Music aim to provide a home where they can continue to nurture emerging local and international artists while helping cultivate learning within the community.

The venue sits within a conservation area and requires a sensitive approach to development.

In addition to our project management role we have been appointed as Band on the Wall CEO Support to provide strategic advice on, and manage, the appropriate and efficient draw down and administration of HLF & ACE funding. This is due to our knowledge and experience in successfully delivering Heritage Lottery & Arts Council Funded projects.