Stephenson Studio has been announced as the winner of a RIBA competition to design a 15,000 sq ft extension to Hallé St Peter’s in Ancoats, Manchester.
The new-build extension into Cutting Room Square is the second phase of the project to convert the grade two-listed former church building into rehearsal, performance, education and ancillary spaces for the Hallé Orchestra, Choir and other ensembles.
The first phase of restoration completed in 2013, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the North West Development Agency and the Architectural Heritage Fund.
Hallé is currently progressing an application for the Arts Council’s large capital grants funding programme.
The Stephenson Studio team was selected from a shortlist which included Caruso St John Architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Flanagan Lawrence and Jamie Fobert Architects.
John Summers, Hallé chief executive, said: “We look forward to the development of a building that will provide inspiration for generations of the city’s musicians and a focus for our community and education programme.”