Former concert hall that hosted legendary acts Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones to be restored

Inside New Century Hall

A former music venue which hosted acts including Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Bee Gees and Tina Turner, is set to be restored.

New Century Hall in Manchester is currently being transformed into a new multi-use social hub spread across three floors and will feature 800+ capacity live music and events venue, eclectic kitchens and a creative college.

Forming part of the Noma neighbourhood, the venue is expected to open this summer as wave of new occupiers, including the Ministry of Justice and IBI Group, commit to NOMA.

The Grade II listed building recently underwent an extensive refurbishment led by main contractor Russell WBHO, and overseen architect Sheppard Robson, that has many of its original heritage features retained.

Manchester-based Sheila Bird Studios have been appointed to develop the branding, storytelling and interiors for the building.

Stephen Bradley, director – investment management at the international business of Federated Hermes, said: “The blend of uses planned at New Century Hall will see the building emerge as a destination in its own right and a key driver of footfall and activity within the NOMA neighbourhood.

“We worked closely with the new occupiers on the redesign to deliver revamped New Century Hall that worked well with their requirements, while ensuring the building’s heritage was still protected.

“Once opened, we fully expect the reimagined New Century Hall will see the venue once again become a firm fixture in people’s diaries and a staple of Manchester’s social scene.”

New Century Hall is the latest development to complete at NOMA, with construction currently underway at 4 Angel Square.

The speculative office development will provide 200,000 sq. ft. of commercial space and be operationally net zero carbon in line with the UK Green Building Councils framework.

New Century Hall, Manchester

In total, NOMA will provide 2.5 million sq. ft. of both new-build and renovated office space at various price points, situated alongside new homes and public realm as well as retail and leisure opportunities.

NOMA is managed by the international business of Federated Hermes on behalf of an institutional investor.

MEPC is the development and asset manager for the regeneration project and is leading the delivery of 4 Angel Square.

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