The Factory, Manchester, UK

The Factory will be ultra-flexible, enabling large-scale artistic work of invention and ambition that is not made anywhere else.

Dance, theatre, music, opera, visual arts, popular culture, and innovative contemporary work, incorporating the latest digital technologies, will come together in ground-breaking combinations, which will be premiered in Manchester before travelling the world. It will offer space for the world’s greatest artists and thinkers to make, explore and experiment, and for communities and individuals from Manchester and beyond to meet, exchange ideas and learn new skills.

Image credits: OMA

Plan A’s Key Responsibilities

  • Plan A were asked to provide management structure and rigour for the Design Team.
  • We prepared a detailed design programme for all packages coordinated with the contractor’s programme.
  • We took over the existing self-regulating change management procedures and managed the process on behalf of the Client.
  • Project: The Factory, Manchester, UK

  • Sector: Culture

  • Architect: OMA

  • Client: Manchester International Festival

  • Structural Engineering & Facades: Buro Happold

  • Civil Engineering: BDP

  • Size: 30,000 sqm

  • Plan A Appointed: Stage 5

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