Back to the future: This Michael Hopkins-designed art gallery in Manchester opened last week.

The gallery, for the city council, unites and extends two early 19th-century buildings designed by Sir Charles Barry. The buildings are joined by a frameless glass link. The project's structural and services engineer was Arup, the QS was Gardiner & Theobald, the construction manager was Bovis Lend Lease and the M&E engineer was ABB Building Technologies.