Client: Oldham Council
Construction Impact Framework (CIF) supply partner, Ellis Williams Architects (EWA) have been appointed to provide design services for a new £16 million Heritage and Arts Centre in the heart of Oldham. After securing funding from the heritage lottery fund, Oldham Council has appointed EWA to carry out initial designs and provide design support for the procurement / tendering of a main contractor.
Once complete the new, contemporary building will house the town’s museum, archives, local studies and stores, which are currently spread out across several locations, in one fabulous building. The centre, which will also include gallery spaces, archives, public research rooms, bars and meeting spaces, will showcase the story of Oldham’s past, say town hall chiefs.
In procuring these services via CIF, Oldham Council has ensured that funds will be generated to invest in social initiative/s in and around Oldham. As a socially-driven framework, this is CIF’s purpose, and we look forward to seeing the social impact we can make in the Oldham community in partnership with Oldham council, over the coming months.
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