Planit joins HOMEwarming crowds

Planit was out in force as a long weekend of HOMEwarming celebrations kicked off at First Street.

Parting the crowds Juba do Leao danced to carnival music welcoming HOME, the £25m cultural venue designed by Mecanoo. The venture is the product of a merger between much-loved Mancunian cultural organisations The Cornerhouse and The Library Theatre Company; bringing a totally unique blend of performance art to the city.

Hundreds flocked to hear HOME Director & Chief Executive Dave Moutrey, and see the official opening by Cllr Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, alongside Film Director and HOME Patron Danny Boyle. The event was rounded off by a pyrotechnic display with accompanying sound ricocheting around the space.

The launch event took place in the new plaza within ASK Property Development’s wider First Street development.  Designed by Planit-IE and built by Carillion, Tony Wilson Place forms the heart of First Street North  and provides a flexible arena for outdoor performance. The timber seating plinths that articulate the level change within the square were put to good use as perches, crash-out zones, and plinths to get a better view of the celebrations.

Images © David Millington Photography Ltd