Brazennose House, Manchester
Grade A office building helping to reinvigorate an underutilised square in the heart of Manchester

Marshall CDP / M&G

Location: Manchester
Value: Undisclosed
Programme: 2016 - November 2018
Size: 100,000 sqft
Service: Architecture
Typology: Workplace

The replacement of the existing Brazennose House with a new 100,000 sq ft Grade A office building provides the opportunity to reinvigorate an underutilised square in the heart of Manchester. The site occupies a significant proportion of the route through Lincoln Square between Spinningfields and Albert Square.

The proposals respond to complex rights to light issues and provides a contextual response to the adjacent buildings and conservation area and a respectful relationship to the listed St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church behind. The civic and historic context of Brazennose has influenced the facade treatments, materials, activation of the ground floor and the way the building meets the ground. A terrace at level 6 provides views to the Town Hall.

The scheme achieved planning in July 2016.