The Council and democracy Our Town Hall Project - the transformation

Our Town Hall

The Town Hall closed in January 2018 so that work could begin on the Our Town Hall Project.

At the very heart of the city, Manchester’s Grade 1 listed Town Hall is a much-loved landmark, where we gather at important times to honour and celebrate, to welcome visitors and to do business. It’s where we host civic guests, international delegations, Mancunian weddings and special events. It’s where we celebrate those who’ve been awarded the Freedom of the City.

But – having opened in 1877– the building was showing its age, so we started a major update to this architectural masterpiece to protect and improve it for Manchester and the nation, and lovingly restore it. See the Project Introduction page for more background, including our original film.

Autumn 2022

Now that we're halfway through the construction phase of the project, we thought it was a good time to make an update film that shows some of what's been done so far, what we still have to do and - in particular - share some views of what the building looks like inside at the moment.

Watch our film (you can also read the transcript)

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