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21.01.19

Mustard Tree Shortlisted

We’re delighted to announce that our transformational project for Mustard Tree Manchester has been shortlisted for the RIBA Journal MacEwen Award 2019. The award recognises architecture for ‘the common good’ which has a demonstrable benefit to society.

OMI has worked closely with the Mustard Tree to reconfigure the charity’s current headquarters within the Ancoats conservation area. The existing 1950’s building has been extensively altered and transformed. A newly created double height entrance foyer is accessed from Bengal Street and gives access to the shop, café and meeting rooms on the ground floor, and exhibition and performance space, breakout space and training rooms on the first floor. The main reception is centrally located to ensure maximum visibility of all key spaces and that each visitor is warmly welcomed upon arrival.

The building continues to be heavily used and the new facilities are enabling the Mustard Tree to extend and improve its range of support for the homeless and marginalised in Greater Manchester.

RIBA Journal article here: https://bit.ly/2FF4MR0

05.11.18

REGIONAL FINALIST

Following a judging visit, our transformational project for Mustard Tree Manchester has been selected as a 2019 Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalist.

OMI has worked closely with the Mustard Tree to reconfigure the charity’s current headquarters within the Ancoats conservation area. The existing 1950’s building has been extensively altered and transformed. A newly created double height entrance foyer is accessed from Bengal Street and gives access to the shop, café and meeting rooms on the ground floor, and exhibition and performance space, breakout space and training rooms on the first floor. The main reception is centrally located to ensure maximum visibility of all key spaces and that each visitor is warmly welcomed upon arrival.

The building continues to be heavily used and the new facilities are enabling the Mustard Tree to extend and improve its range of support for the homeless and marginalised in Greater Manchester.

The Old Library

09.08.18

NEW IMAGERY

Our Old Library project will see the Grade II listed Andrew Carnegie Library in the Tuebrook area of Liverpool transformed into a new community hub offering childcare, rentable meeting space, hot desking, heritage activities, an events venue and a wide range of training and volunteering opportunities for local people.

OMI are working with Liverpool City Council and Lister Steps to realise the £3M Heritage Lottery Fund supported project. The project is due to start on site in December 2018.

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