MONASTERY OF ST FRANCIS & GORTON

Monastery of St Francis & Gorton

The Grade II* Listed Church and Friary of St Francis, designed by the acclaimed Victorian architect, Edward Pugin, for the Franciscan Order, is listed by the World Monuments Fund as one of the ‘Hundred Most Endangered Monuments’ in the world. Austin-Smith:Lord were architects, conservation architects and landscape designers for the project which restored and extended the near derelict Grade II* Listed Church and Friary.

The building now houses a commercially run visitor, conference and events centre incorporating an education and training suite. It was completed in 2007 and has been the recipient of many awards including a Civic Trust Commendation.

The dedication of Austin-Smith:Lord has been one of the main factors that has enabled our project to survive.

Elaine Griffiths – Project Director, Monastery of St Francis & Gorton Trust

LOCATION: MANCHESTER

CLIENT: THE MONASTERY OF ST FRANCIS & GORTON TRUST

VALUE: £6.5m

COMPLETION: 2008
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, CONSERVATION, LANDSCAPE
SECTOR: ARTS & CULTURE
CONTRACTOR: WILLIAM ANELAY LTD

LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
STRUCTURES: ATKINS
SERVICES: RW GREGORY & PARTNERS
COST CONSULTANT: DAVIS LANGDON

AWARDS:
2009 RICS NW BUILDING OF THE YEAR
2009 RICS NATIONAL CONSERVATION AWARD COMMENDATION
2008 CIVIC TRUST COMMENDATION