The former Oldham library building is to be turned into a new state of the art, arts and heritage centre.
Funded by the Council, benefactor Norman Stoller and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The new venue, named ‘OMA’, will have three new state-of-the-art galleries, a modern archive search and study space where users will be able to discover local and family history. There will also be a performance space offering a range of music, comedy, talks, local talent showcases and theatre.
Incorporated into the project will be a new shop, café and bar as part of Oldham council’s plans to regenerate the town.
Other plans include a town centre conservation area were also approved, the youth zone Mahdlo is being enlarged and the old magistrates court site is being cleared to encourage redevelopment and investment.
The plans are an integrated part of building a rejuvenated night-time economy in Oldham, making it a destination for culture, arts, history