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The Oglesby Centre
by Stephenson Studio

Daniel Hopkinson Photography

Stephenson Studio has extended a deconsecrated church with a triple-height entrance atrium that allows views up towards the existing campanile tower.

The Oglesby Centre is a contemporary extension to the Grade II-listed St Peter's Church, set amidst the rich industrial heritage of the Ancoats district in Manchester.

The form of the three-storey extension is cut and carved out of the solid, expressed as a Roman-format handmade brick plinth at street level that cradles an acoustically isolated first-floor rehearsal space, itself manifesting as a heavily articulated weathering steel box.

The building features artisanal and bespoke detailing throughout.


This project has been longlisted in the cultural building category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Architect: Stephenson Studio
Project: The Oglesby Centre

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