New Century, NOMA

Born in 1963 – reborn in 2022. Sheila Bird Studio’s Award Winning New Century revives a forgotten part of Manchester’s cultural heritage. 

Once the place that hosted the stars of 1960s pop culture, the building has lay dormant for decades. In 2022, the original music venue has been brought back to life with Workspace Design and Build playing a key part in its refurbishment. This building now serves as a platform for new talent, combined with a new concept that combines music, events, food, drink and education in one powerful ecosystem for the benefit of a new generation. Sheila Bird placed community curation at the heart of the design process, bringing different tribes and activities together under one roof with shared spaces for them to collide.