Thumbs up for £6.2m gallery in a historic railway warehouse
Carmody Groarke has won planning for a £6.2 million special exhibition gallery for Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry.
The basement gallery will be housed in the museum’s 1830-built railway warehouse – the first warehouse of its kind in the world – and adjoining viaduct arches.
It will allow the museum to host more touring exhibitions and engage further with audiences.
The museum’s director Sally MacDonald said: “This is such an exciting project for us, and marks the start of a long-term ambition to transform the museum over the next 10-15 years or so.
“The new building will be a significant resource for the cultural offer of Manchester, and gives us a facility where we can inspire young people and adults with creative science and STEM subjects.”
The new gallery has been funded by the Department for Media, Culture and Sport, The Wellcome Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation, Kirby Laing Foundation, Zochonis Charitable Trust, and Friends of the Museum of Science and Industry.
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