With funding received from the Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, the Power Hall will be subject to a transformation that embraces the importance of zero carbon technology.
The transformation will enable the Power Hall to reduce CO2 emissions by 60% by 2030 due to improved energy efficiency and investment in an electric boiler and water source heat pumps.
Designed by award-winning architects Carmody Groarke, the Power Hall transformation will further enhance the visitor experience and support the museum's goal of achieving environmental sustainability.
The restoration of the Science & Industry Museum's Power Hall is part of an ambitious long-term plan to bring to life the story of this globally significant industrial heritage site, while becoming a sustainable museum for the future.
Built in 1855 the Power Hall served the old Liverpool Road Station, it now houses the largest collection of historic working machines in Europe. Most of these engines were built locally and the collection demonstrates how Manchester was a place of significant change and power during the industrial revolution.
Works began in 2019 and the transformed Power Hall will reopen to the public in 2023.