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Hands up for Oldham theatre role

3 Jun 14 A £25m redevelopment of Oldham’s cultural heart is on course to start in 2016 with a call for contractors being published today.

Today’s edition of the Official Journal of the EU includes a contract notice from Oldham Council for its Coliseum Theatre & Heritage Centre project

This project is a collaboration between the Oldham Coliseum Theatre (OCT) and the council’s arts & heritage department.

The scheme involves the refurbishment of the former Grade II-listed Oldham Library & Art Gallery building on Union Street and the construction of a new theatre on the adjoining Southgate Street car park site.

Architectural practice Mecanoo, in partnership with Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture, was appointed last year to design the scheme, which is being supported by the Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The complex will include two auditoria of 600 and 250 seats as well as a heritage centre, galleries, public research rooms, foyers, bars and meeting spaces.

For further details, see our Contract Leads section.

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