Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Oldham


The official opening of the new Hindu Temple in Oldham on August 6th, 2022, was a the culmination of a four-year partnership between LTS Architects and the Oldham Hindu community, the Temple showcases traditional craftsmanship and a and contemporary design. The involvement of highly skilled artisans from India, coupled with generous contributions from local businesses and volunteers, made this project a truly collective endeavour. With its multifunctional facilities and dedication to community well-being, the Temple is poised to become a significant asset for Oldham and the wider community.

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir


    1. MEP Engineer Hurstwood Environmental Consulting
    2. Structural Engineer Curtins
    3. Landscape Architecture Exterior Architecture
    4. Lighting Designer ARUP
    5. Quantity Surveyors Construction Q
    6. Traffic Consultant Vectos
    7. Fire Consultant Warrington Fire
    8. Acoustician Miller Goodall
    9. Temple Architecture Virendra K. Trivedi
    10. Project Manager Nichol Thomas

On Saturday, August 6th, 2022, the new Hindu Temple in Oldham was officially opened. The open event enjoyed by over 7000 participants showcased displays from seven other temples across the country, including Cardiff, Bolton, Harrow, Willesden, and Woolwich in London.

These opening ceremonies marked the culmination of a four-year partnership between LTS Architects and the Oldham Hindu community to design and construct this facility. While a main contractor managed the construction of the shell and core, the fit-out, finishing, and landscaping of the complex were carried out by the local community and volunteers from around the UK, including members of other temple communities.

skilled artisans from India were brought in to construct the intricate ceremonial hand-carved marble gate and the carved wood main altar, known as the sinhasan. The complex, which includes a multifunction sports/events hall and teaching facilities alongside the main prayer hall, is poised to become a significant asset for the local area and the wider Oldham community.

This Temple is the second Shree Swaminarayan Temple designed by LTS in the UK.

The design of the Temple integrates traditional religious elements with contemporary design. The marble entrance gate, decorative domes, and shikhars on the roof showcase Indian craftsmanship and were developed in collaboration with Virendra K. Trivedi Architects, based in Ahmedabad, India.