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Manchester City Centre

No.1 Spinningfields


Developer | Allied London
Architect | SimpsonHaugh
Structural Engineer | RoC Consulting
Building Services Engineer | Grontmij
Façade Engineer | Mott MacDonald
Project & Cost Manager | Gardiner & Theobald

World-class Grade A rated office building rising to 19 storeys which includes Manchester's highest restaurant and spectacular roof garden.

In order to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rated fully-glazed building we developed a high performance façade design which uses the latest technology of insulated triple glazing to conserve heat and maximise the level of natural light. We used sustainable modelling software to determine the site specific needs of each façade, which allowed us to select individual solar coatings and fritting to control the solar radiation and light transmission for each elevation.

The façade composition changes to reflect its position - the subtle differentiation in colour and reflectivity gives an element of identity to each of the façades and emphasises how the form of the building is read.

Photo credit: Daniel Hopkinson