With under 12 months to go until practical completion, Worthington Developments have unveiled a new series of CGI images showing the luxurious entrance and stunning interiors of the 116,000 sq ft Grade A building.
The £70M development, prominently located along Deansgate in the heart of the city, opposite John Rylands Library, will soon become one of Manchester’s most recognisable and talked about buildings. The new CGI’s show the stunning interior of the building, designed by Koncept ID.
To create a striking entrance and enhance the height and grandeur of the space within the reception area, reflective surfaces have been used at all levels. The 7m walls have been clad in a new, state-of-the-art porcelain material, which has also been used on the floors, echoing the patterns and colours of Italian Carrara Marble.
“We wanted the interior, especially the entrance, to reflect the impressive architecture of the building as a whole and leave a memorable impact on people visiting or working in the space.” said Russell Worthington, Development Director, Worthington Developments.
The floors have a bespoke brass pattern, inset into the porcelain tiles leading along the central walkway, this intricate design was inspired by the wings of a bee. Above the custom-built reception desk is a feature light, which is more art installation than light fitting, but carries the theme of the bee wing to a logical conclusion with cascading wings, washed with light from above.
“When we received the brief over a year ago, no one could have known the significance of the use of the “Manchester Bee” as a design cue for the space”. Simon Scott, Director, Koncept ID “But the fine detail and theming using the organic forms inspired by the wing are woven throughout the buildings reception.”
The distinctive design and quality finishes are present throughout the common areas in the building. For more information on available space or to arrange a visit with the team please visit www.125deansgate.com
Savills and Knight Frank are joint agents on the building.