Our partner, Lendlease, has asked us to assist them with the design of an "Artisans Studio" to sit in a prominent position in Albert Square as part of the ongoing Manchester Town Hall reservations. This studio will be used to upskill, collaborate, and educate locals/employees in the kind of trades employed during the renovation of the town hall such as gilding, mosaics, heritage metalwork as well as providing opportunities for locals to work on the town hall project, and engaging with local schools and colleges to provide students with experience of the construction trades. The nature of the “Artisans Studio” project will provide an opportunity for collaboration between a wide range of stakeholders within the community and will be designed to minimise its impact on the environment using locally sourced materials, adaptive reuse of existing materials available on site and employing environmentally friendly energy solutions. This project with be a key part of the Manchester town hall project and you will be given the opportunity to engage with other members of the project team and the client (Manchester City Council) which will help you to build connections to help you with your future career, as well as gaining knowledge of heritage buildings. If the design proves successful, this studio will be built to stand at the heart of the City of Manchester for 4 years.