THE UNIVERSITY of Salford’s former Maxwell Hall music venue is to be revived as part of a £15 million redevelopment programme.
The Hall, which was active from the 1970s to 1990s, played host to artistes such as Paul McCartney, The Smiths, Blondie and Pulp.
It will be redeveloped as part of the £800m Salford Crescent Masterplan, drawn up by the University of Salford and Salford City Council, with the aim of creating a “new city district in the heart of Salford”.
“Maxwell Hall has a long and distinguished history of attracting a broad range of acts and talent from across the UK and we want to build on that,” says the University’s chief operating officer Huw Williams.
The venue is likely to have a capacity of 2,000, although the project is not yet working to a completion date.
The university’s existing venues are Peel Hall (cap. 300) and New Adelphi Theatre (350).