125 Deansgate, Manchester
The £70million development comprises 113,500 sq ft of ‘Grade A’ office space and 12,100 sq ft of flexible retail space over 12 storeys, and will achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. The internal column-free floorplates provide the ultimate flexibility for tenants, and the building will offer a well equipped Cycle Hub along with underground car parking.
Paying homage to the industrial characteristic of Deansgate with its red Victorian architecture, the contemporary and calm form is clad in deep, crafted ceramic piers to help shade the building and articulate its tripartite proportions.
The delicate language of the red clay tiles and a strong vertical expression creates a striking yet complimentary addition to the family of buildings at this important intersection including the centerpiece Grade I Listed John Rylands Library.
The proposal is a catalyst for the transformation of the public realm including Lincoln Square and Brazennose Street. A double-height reception onto Deansgate provides a welcoming experience for the office space above with the ground floor also offering high quality retail to enliven the streetscape.
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