The c. £2.3m project, completed in 2023, consisted of an extension and alterations to New Gate Arts & Culture Centre within the Fountain estate. The aim of the project was to provide modern performance and multi-use spaces, offices, and a café. Work included structural openings, alterations, restoration works, modernisation of the existing building (including existing services), and construction of a new extension to the southwest of the existing building.
The new theatre and performing arts venue now provides a shared space for the North West Cultural Partnership (NWCP) to deliver a wide range of cultural programmes and services.
The client’s key design consultants involved in the project include:
Lead Consultant: Faithful + Gould
Project Manager: Faithful + Gould
Architect: McGurk Architects
Quantity Surveyor: Faithful + Gould
Structural Engineer: Design ID
Mechanical Engineer: Cogan & Shackleton
Electrical Engineer: Cogan & Shackleton
Acoustician: F.R. Mark & Associates
BREEAM Advisor: Cogan & Shackleton
Planning Consultant: MBA Planning
AV Consultant: Cogan & Shackleton
See below for a photograph of the building during site set-up, as well as a photograph of the building on completion.