The newly opened revitalised Oldham Town Hall has won the award for hospitality interiors project of the year at the Mixology North16 Awards which took place in Manchester on 8 December. The judges were really impressed with how the contemporary elements of the design were integrated into the project in such a sensitive way saying “transforming this Grade II town hall into a multiplex cinema was no mean feat – congratulations on a unique, meticulous and truly stunning renovation.”
In 2009 Oldham Town Hall was declared one of the UK’s Top Ten Buildings at Risk by the Victorian Society following 30 years of neglect. Now, it has been transformed into a cinema and restaurant complex and is a symbol of regeneration in the new cultural quarter at the heart of the town centre.
Our design retains all three sandstone and red brick elevations of the original building and restores the finest of the surviving decorative rooms. A new glass and sandstone extension ingeniously resolves the circulation and levels issues created by the steeply sloping street whilst simultaneously completing the westerly aspect of the building with a dramatic lightbox frontage.
The interdisciplinary team consisted of architects, landscape architects, lighting designers and acoustic consultants.