The building is located on the eastern edge of Manchester City Centre close to Piccadilly Train Station. The high floor to ceiling dimension, large windows and open floor plates required by its original use as a manufacturer of aeroplane components make it an ideal space for offices. The brief was to provide modern, flexible office space whilst retaining the basic aesthetic of its previous industrial use. Internally, the floor plates have been kept as open as possible with the existing and new soffit, columns, beams and walls all painted. The blemishes and industrial quality of the existing building has been exposed rather than hidden away.
Simon Fenton Partnership
John Troughear Associates
Manchester Civic Society Awards 2004
MSA Design Awards 2005
Commendation - Commercial