Manchester’s burgeoning economic growth has prompted an almighty scramble for high end office space. However, empty space is a rarity and therefore many developers are looking to up-cycle relatively uninspired 1980’s architecture that litters the city scape and transform them into offices worthy of the city centre premiums.
Pozzoni’s latest major project on Mosley Street shows just what can be done with plate glass and a little bit of ambition. The extension of the tram lines across the city are opening up the city centre and I suspect Manchester City Council’s planning department are currently inundated.
The peeling back of the stereotypical grey concrete of Manchester is exactly what the city needs to solidify its position as a force to be reckoned with and the centre of the Northern Powerhouse. Birmingham who?
The firm took just eight months to ’extensively’ remodel the 36-year-old Citygate Court building, designed by Fairhursts, bringing it back to life as a 5,069m² office development.