Just three months after reopening, Manchester Jewish Museum has won two awards at the annual British Construction Industry Awards.

The museum scooped the awards along with architects Citizens Design Bureau and structural engineers Buro Happold.

Manchester Jewish Museum won the awards for Cultural and Leisure Project of the Year and Best Small Project of the Year.

The museum was recognised for both awards along with Citizens Design Bureau as lead architect, Buro Happold as lead consultant and H.H. Smith & Sons as lead contractor, with special mention to other project contributors including BuroFour, Appleyard & Trew, All Things Studio, Smithers Purslow, Cubic, Roof glaze and Britain & Co.

The new museum opened its doors on 2 July 2021 following a £6 million capital redevelopment supported by the National Heritage Lottery Fund, including a new extension housing a new vegetarian café, gallery, shop and learning studio and kitchen. The new extension, doubling the size of the museum, was designed by Citizens Design Bureau in collaboration with a large team of contractors, experts and external companies. This includes All Things Studio who designed the new gallery, for the first time providing the museum with a dedicated space to showcase an extensive part of its 31,000 strong collection. The new museum is now also fully accessible with lift access and hearing induction loops throughout the building.

Manchester Jewish Museum – image courtesy Chris Payne