Unite Birmingham

Students are moving in to the new Unite Battery Park building in Birmingham, with interiors by Manalo & White.

October 2019

Frân Wen On Site

On site: Nyth is a capital project for a new bespoke home for Frân Wen in the former St Mary’s Church in Bangor; a home that invites, welcomes and embraces the creativity of young people and professional artists from all backgrounds, with collaboration and community engagement at its core.

February 2022

Unite Whitechapel

On site: a building that spans over and preserves the excavated ruins of a Tudor era playhouse in Whitechapel called The Boar’s Head. Artefacts uncovered during the archeological dig will be displayed within the social spaces we have designed for student and public use. Our scheme for Unite Students encompasses student amenities, workspace, performance, exhibition and community spaces.

Our interior design and curatorial approach references the theatrical history of the site and celebrates the concrete that bridges the ruins. Drawing from artefacts as varied as Tudor moneybox tops used at the Boar’s Head to a 20th century Incredible Hulk figurine, the exhibition will trace the history of the site as a place of theatre, making and changing beliefs from ancient Roman times to the present day.

October 2021

East End Women’s Museum

Following an open competition earlier this year, we’ve been appointed as architects for the new East End Women’s Museum. Manalo & White’s team will be led by Aoibhín McGinley and Lauren Li Porter. As an East London practice that is 66% women, this project is very close to our hearts and to our home. We’re very excited to work with the Museum team to develop the vision - a museum born from a single tweet that has become a truly empowering organisation over the last 6 years.

May 2021

Norwich’s Abandoned Jungle

Photographer Morgan O’Donovan’s story in AnOther Magazine; capturing the abandoned jungle at the heart of our Norwich Student Housing project.

April 2021

Highgate Cemetery Shortlist

We’re very happy to have been shortlisted in the competition to create a new 25-year masterplan to restore and upgrade the historic Highgate Cemetery in north London. The second stage of the competition will conclude in May.

February 2021