AECOM is delivering multidisciplinary design services for the Manchester Town Hall Complex Transformation Programme and has been involved in the project since 2009. Services include structural engineering, building services and environmental services, with AECOM delivering the project using a Building Information Modelling (BIM) design and detailing platform.

The overall programme, with a budget of £140m, is due for completion in 2014 and includes a major refurbishment of the city’s Central Library and Town Hall Extension, both Grade II* Listed buildings constructed in the 1930s. The heritage of the buildings will be preserved, and the project involved extensive structural interventions to improve the vertical circulation and accessibility of the facilities. The buildings will be more energy efficient, in line with Manchester City Council’s sustainability agenda. The scheme won the Integration & Collaborative Working category at North West Regional Construction Awards in 2013.