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Bridgewater Hall

Won in competition, this brand new 2,400 seat concert hall is a home for the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras. It attracts international performers, drawn by its excellent natural acoustic and its combination of scale and intimacy.

The hall is a free-standing structure built beside the Bridgewater Canal. It's prominent position has made it a new focus for Manchester's arts community.

• Civic Trust Award 1998
• RIBA Award 1998

Bridgewater Hall
Manchester, UK
clientManchester City Council
£28m | opened Jul 1996

photo: Dennis Gilbert