KRO2 is situated within Oxford House, and occupies the former lecture theatre of this ex-University Building.

Two distinct volumes form the space: the contained double height concrete ‘box’ of the original lecture theatre, and a more recent single storey glazed extension forming a light and airy ‘conservatory’ fronting Oxford Road.

The entirely glazed elevations mean that the whole interior effectively becomes a ‘shop front’ onto Oxford Road. By day activity within the conservatory is clearly visible from the street, by night the interior lighting reveals the layering of the interior spaces beyond.


ruby and ruby limited

Structural Engineer
ROC Consulting

Quantity Surveyor
Simon Fenton Partnership

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
The Associates


MSA Design Awards 2003
Commendation - Sport and Leisure

property week 2003

manchester civic society awards 2002