We are thrilled to announce that we have been selected as lead architect for the £7m West End Development at Manchester Cathedral.
The competition organised by Dooley Associates sought an ‘aspirational and symbolic’ design to ‘preserve and enhance’ the cathedral’s west façade.
The project will create new offices, retail, storage and toilet facilities within the Grade I-listed building and include public access to the cathedral’s 40 metre-high tower. Development of this historic building will help it to become a more recognisable symbol within Manchester, creating a medieval tourist and cultural quarter for the city.
Dooley Associates’ managing director, Brendan Dooley, commented: "The response to the tender for the Cathedral West End project was phenomenal and following detailed interviews with five practices, the panel selected Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios as one of two practices that stood head and shoulders above the rest".
FCBStudios will now work with the client to develop the design toward a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid to be submitted later this year with a planned completion on its 600 year anniversary in 2021.