EWA to Design Irish Heritage Centre in Manchester

15 November 2009 (Last Updated November 15th, 2009 18:30)

International architectural practice EWA will design the new Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester after obtaining planning permission from Manchester City Council. The £7m centre is part of an extensive 25-acre regeneration programme and is expected to replace the existing Irish Ce

International architectural practice EWA will design the new Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester after obtaining planning permission from Manchester City Council.

The £7m centre is part of an extensive 25-acre regeneration programme and is expected to replace the existing Irish Centre in Cheetham Hill.

The scheme features construction of a hotel, gym, recreation space and 23,000m² of commercial space.

The structure will be made out of traditional stone and timber panelling, and resembles an Irish ring fort featuring walled enclosures to create public space in the centre.