HOME, a brand new production centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film has come about following the merger of the Cornerhouse Cinema and Visual Arts Centre with the Library Theatre Company under the banner of GMAC, the Greater Manchester Arts Centre. The intent was to provide an environment that enables both organisations to work collaboratively, effectively creating a major cross-artform production centre and ‘arts factory’.
HOME, located on Manchester’s First Street, has been designed by Mecanoo Architects and has been procured from main contractor Wates on a Design and Build contract. Construction design was completed by Space Architecture on behalf of Wates.
The building boasts a 500 seat-theatre, cinemas, 600 sq m of contemporary gallery space, an education space and informal and outdoor performance spaces as well as an impressive café and state-of-the-art back of house facilities.
Charcoalblue came to the project following the appointment of the main contractor, and we worked with Space Architecture and Wates to complete the design of the performance spaces and specialist theatre technical systems required throughout the building