Listed Building consent has been achieved for the extension and refurbishment of the Grade II Listed Oddfellows Hall in Manchester.

The refurbished Oddfellows Hall and extension will provide a range of conference facilities, restaurant, teaching space and the ICAM & Dalton research groups.

Oddfellows Hall forms part of the new Mecanoo designed £350m Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) at The University of Manchester, which will be one of the largest, single construction projects ever undertaken by a higher education institution in the UK.

In addition to the designs for Oddfellows Hall, Penoyre & Prasad’s collaboration with Mecanoo includes Workplace Design and acting as the overall Sustainability Architects for the MECD project.

Gillian Horn, Partner at Penoyre & Prasad said: “This is an important milestone for a project that will effectively create a new city quarter. We have transformed and substantially extended the Grade II Listed Oddfellows Hall to make it an integral part of this urban campus and contributed to the creation of the highly sustainable, state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities.”

Demolition on the site is currently underway and main construction works are scheduled to begin later this year.