Planning Approval for Brazennose House, Manchester

5plus has achieved planning approval for a new Brazennose House in Manchester that will be the centrepiece of a regenerated Lincoln Square under an emerging landscape masterplan.

Manchester City planners believe the development by Marshalls CDP and M&G will “act as a catalyst for regeneration by delivering high quality architecture, attractive uses and increased levels of activity within an improved public realm.”

The new building will provide six floors of Grade A office space with a stepped back roof terrace and retail and restaurant units at ground level to revitalise Brazennose Street, animating the important pedestrian link between the Town Hall and Deansgate.

Constructed from riven and polished pre-cast concrete with bronze etched detailing the building is a modern interpretation of the design details used in some of the nearby historic buildings including the town hall and John Rylands library.

The main office entrance fronts Lincoln Square and the building kicks back to reveal The Hidden Gem with a new piazza created to provide an improved setting for the listed church.

We are genuinely honoured to be working on what is a true civic location and this is a once in a generational opportunity to mend and enhance this part of the city.