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Manchester City Centre

Former Bauer Millett Showrooms


Partners | Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester
Architect | SimpsonHaugh 
Landscape Architect | Planit-IE
Location | Manchester City Centre


Bringing back to life “hidden” space in response to Manchester’s continuing economic, cultural and city centre population growth, Ask is leading on the development of 750,000 sq ft of prime new residential and commercial accommodation at the former Bauer Millett car showrooms in a partnership comprising Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester and Manchester Central.

A landmark 40 storey residential tower with 375 apartments, a 240,000 sq ft 14 storey Grade A office is planned together with new retail floorspace for bars, restaurants and shops bringing people back in to the arches and creating an active frontage along Great Bridgewater Street.

A key component of the scheme is the significant improvements to the pedestrian environment along Great Bridgewater Street by removing sections of the existing bridge, allowing natural light down to street level and creating a more welcoming place.   New, large areas of high quality public realm is also included.