© Alan Stanton

Proposals to replace the concert venue in the Free Trade Hall existed since it was damaged in the Second World War but the hall, which was home to The Hallé orchestra was repaired and renovated. Despite being a popular venue, the Free Trade Hall, built in the 1850s, had poor acoustics. Throughout the 1970s and 80s several schemes to replace it were considered but the project became more likely in 1988 after the creation of the Central Manchester Development Corporation. (Wikipedia)

Wikipedia Bridgewater_Hall
Capacity 2341
Address The Bridgewater Hall Lower Mosley Street Manchester M2 3WS , Manchester, UK
Architect Renton Howard Wood Levin
Opening year 1996, September 11th
Official website https://www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk/