Planning for Contact Theatre extension

Approval has been given for the transformation of Manchester’s leading young people’s arts venue, Contact.

Plans for the venue on Oxford Road, Manchester include a significant remodelling of the existing accommodation as well as creating 300m of additional space.

The design, by architects Sheppard Robson, provides additional performance and conference facilities, new office accommodation and significant opportunities for increased community and hires activity.

Sheppard Robson’s proposals are designed to sit respectfully alongside the distinctive 1990s building designed by Alan Short and Associates, whilst providing an ‘eye-catching’ addition to the south-facing elevation.