one express

ONE EXPRESS is a refurbishment of a Grade II* listed office that also incorporates a gymnasium and cafe. Located in Ancoats, Manchester, the original building is a cherished city landmark. It was constructed in the 1950’s as an extension to the original Daily Express, both of which were designed by Sir Evan Owen Williams. The non-original interiors, previously constructed in 1999, were carefully peeled back to expose all of the original heavy concrete and steel frame structure, which was originally designed to withstand the heavy industrial use of the former Daily Express paper printing empire and its print presses.