Mace joins project team on £328m restoration of Manchester's Town Hall

Louise Dransfield

Upgrade and repair work to the building designed by Alfred Waterhouse is to take seven years

Mace has been appointed project manager for the £328m revamp of Manchester’s grade I-listed Town Hall.

The firm joins Faithful+Gould, who have been appointed as QS; Ramboll, which is providing structural and civil engineering services, and heritage architect Purcell on the scheme.

Arup has been also appointed as the building services and engineering contractor, while Planit IE will work on the landscape design.

The seven-year project will see the building designed by Alfred Waterhouse in the 1860s repaired and upgraded.

Council leader Bernard Priest said: “The Our Town Hall project is a complex, once-in-a-lifetime challenge, which will result in the full repair and upgrade of Manchester’s civic centrepiece.”

Previously Mace has project managed the transformation of the city’s Central Library and the Town Hall Extension for the city council.    

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