ODEON Oldham collects more awards

24 May 2017

ODEON’s seven screen cinema centred in Oldham’s Old Town Hall, a Grade II listed building, has won numerous accolades with its combination of modern architecture and key heritage elements. These wonders include the preservation of the Crown Court, a beautiful staircase, Minton and terrazzo tile floors, and some priceless paintings depicting the industrial heritage of the area.

Recent awards include:

· Three RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) North West 2017 Awards – ‘Project of the Year’, ‘Innovation through Design’ and ‘Regeneration’

· LABC (Local Authority Building Control) North West Award 2017 – ‘Best Change of Use’

· GGB Award 2016 – ‘Best Built Project of the Year’, awarded in honour of the BDP founder Sir George Grenfell Baines

· Mixology North 2016 – ‘Hospitality Interiors Project of the Year’

RICS Judges quote (Project of the Year): “Standing out from an exceptional range of winning projects across all the categories, the judges awarded Project of the Year to Oldham Town Hall. The project celebrates a combination of integrated partnership working, innovation, commercial acumen and foresight in a challenging economic climate to deliver a truly outstanding centrepiece to Oldham City Centre. The blend of old and new, architectural preservation and enhancement alongside advanced technology are the key ingredients of this new visitor destination which is open to all.”

Mixology Judges quote: “Transforming this Grade 2 listed Town Hall into a multiplex cinema was no mean feat. The judges were really impressed with how the contemporary elements of the design were integrated into the project in such a sensitive way. A unique, meticulous and truly stunning renovation.”