Cornerhouse set to relocate

Gareth Harris, Issue 111/01, p9, 04.01.2011
Manchester gallery to head to cultural complex

The Cornerhouse contemporary-art gallery in Manchester is to relocate to a new cultural complex in the city by 2014.

The gallery will move to a £19m venue in First Street, which it will share with the Library Theatre Company. The facility includes a 500-seat theatre and a 600 sq m space for contemporary art.

Manchester City Council has earmarked £16m for the scheme. “The remaining £3m is being underwritten by the council, but we expect to recoup it through receipts associated with the redevelopment of the existing Cornerhouse building [in Oxford Street], which the council owns,” said a council spokesman.