16 March 2021
A new 725 sq. metre flexible gallery has been completed at the Manchester Science and Industry Museum, ready to host some of the world’s best science exhibitions and experiences in the North, thanks to a grant and support from funders.
Designed by award-winning architectural practice Carmody Groarke, working alongside Manchester building contractor HH Smith & Sons, the transformation of the lower ground floor of the museum’s Grade II listed New Warehouse reveals grand industrial beauty with modern and sustainable design.
The Manchester Science and Industry Museum is located on the site of the oldest surviving passenger railway station, in the heart of the world’s first industrial city, making it one of the nation’s most significant industrial heritage sites. The New Warehouse was completed in 1882, and was originally used as a Goods Store, providing much-needed storage space for the freight coming into and leaving Liverpool Road Station.
It is the first project to be completed in a multi-million-pound, long-term restoration plan which will conserve and further open up the museum’s historic buildings and bring to life the story of the site. The gallery’s restored Victorian industrial architecture and its historic features that have been enhanced with contemporary materials and design. See more in this video:
For more details on the history of the warehouse and its significance, visit the Science and Industry Museum website.
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