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A Tour Led by Roger Stephenson

Tour presented by the Twentieth Century Society, Northwest Group

Chetham’s School of Music: Daniel Hopkinson (© Daniel Hopkinson

Chetham’s School of Music: Daniel Hopkinson (© Daniel Hopkinson

Roger Stephenson is one of the most respected architects working in Manchester today.  His practice has won over 40 national awards and was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 1998 for the Quay Bar, Castlefield and again in 2013 for Chetham’s. 

Starting at the award-winning extension to Chetham’s and the Stoller Hall, the city’s newest space for the performing arts, the tour then goes on to an apartment conversion of the Grade 11 listed Finlay’s Warehouse in the Northern Quarter.  Stephenson is justly acclaimed for his meticulous approach to design and construction and the sensitivity with which he relates progressive new build to its context.  Focussing on a major educational/cultural project in the city centre, this is a rare opportunity to share his insight into his own work. 

Early booking is essential. 

To reserve a place email Barry Clark: 

Charge £5 (no concessions); pay on the day.  Open to C20 members and non-members.

Meet 10.00 at the Chetham’s School Gatehouse on Long Millgate.  This the main entrance, at the security gate opposite the lower end of the National Football Museum.  The walk to Finlay’s Warehouse takes 15 – 20 minutes.  The tour finishes around 12.30.

For general enquiries only email

Earlier Event: October 21