Our transformation of Trinity Court in Manchester City Centre has been granted planning approval.

The existing 9 storey office building on John Dalton Street, is situated within the Albert Square Conservation Area. The building was comprehensively redeveloped in the early 1990s with only the original 19th century facade being retained.

The approved works include a full refurbishment and internal reordering, to bring Trinity Court up to modern office standards. These alterations include a new entrance and foyer at street level, new rooftop extension and a comprehensive remodelling of the internal office accommodation.

The project will start on site January 2018.



OMI are attending this year’s Museums Association Conference.

Please come along to meet our team on stand 4a. Find out more about our ongoing museum work and see some of the exhibits from the Rochdale Fire Service Museum. Visitors to the stand will be able to preview our design approach and find out how OMI can help realise your project vision.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with a member of the team, please contact Andy James or Aaron Coey:

Andy James, Director:
Aaron Coey, Associate:



Today Manchester City Council has approved plans for the expansion of the historic Band on the Wall venue, including bringing the derelict Cocozza building, at the rear of the existing Band on the Wall, back to life.

The plans will see the multiple award-winning venue’s capacity increase from 350 to 500 for headline artists and performances. The Picturehouse Bar will be re-modelled with the external terrace space increased and a new commercial kitchen installed. A learning complex will include a rooftop A/V suite, allowing young people and education participants to create new digital work by engaging with international touring artists.

The Cocozza building is one of only a few remaining structures from the days of the Victorian Smithfield Market. The inclusion of the Cocozza building creates a new opportunities along Foundry Street and it is planned to install digital artworks in place of venue windows.

Second-stage funding will now be sought from Arts Council England.

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