The Contact Theatre, Manchester
The Contact Theatre was built in 1999 to a design by Professor Alan Short and incorporates a university theatre auditorium that dates back to the 1960’s. It is a striking building with tall chimney stacks that provide natural ventilation.
Civic Engineers are appointed as Structural Engineers on this Arts Council supported project to modernise and extend the theatre, with works starting on site in 2016. The project includes new performance space, front-of house facilities, extension of the building on the southern elevation including new solar chimneys.