Project Map

LOCATION England

ATTRACTION TYPE Museum/gallery

OPENING YEAR 2021

BUDGET £13,000,000

SUMMARY

Oldham Museum & Archive (OMA) is the new name for the city’s new £13 million heritage centre which aims to showcase Oldham’s industrial past, from its time as the cotton spinning capital of the world to the present day. There will also be gallery spaces, archives, public research rooms, bars and meeting spaces. The project is part of a wider two-decade transformation plan to establish a new cultural quarter in the town. This previously included renovations to the Coliseum Theatre, however this project was re-evaluated by the council, due to funding concerns and the project has been delayed somewhat. Contractor Gilbert-Ash was previously engaged by the council on the project and had completed strip-out of the listed building under a pre-contract services agreement, but in October 2019 it was announced that the council instead decided to pick Interserve as contractor through the Procure North West framework. Mecanoo has also been replaced as architect by Ellis Williams. Construction is now underway and OMA is slated to be complete by late 2021. (Updated 6 March 2020)

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CONTACTS

Oldham Council

West Street
Oldham  OL1 1UH
UK


Emily Molden
Procurement Manager
0161 770 1643
emily.molden@oldham.gov.uk

Jean Stretton
Councillor
07875 676 710
jean.stretton@oldham.gov.uk

Sean Fielding
Councillor and Leader of the Council
07912 774 980
sean.fielding@oldham.gov.uk

Interserve

Citylink Building
Wheel Forge Way
Manchester M17 1EH
UK

0161 200 9300

Gardiner & Theobald Manchester

Merchant Exchange
17-19 Whitworth Street West
Manchester MI 5WG
UK

0161 817 4040
Jeff Day
Partner
j.day@gardiner.com

Arup Manchester

Three Piccadilly Place, 6th Floor
Manchester MI 3BN
UK

0161 228 2331
Mike Wilton
Director, Manchester Office Lead

Ellis Williams Architects

Wellfield
Chester Road
Preston Brook WA7 3BA
UK

01928 752 200
Dominic Williams
Sector lead, Arts and Culture