1 and 2 Circle Square
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In Brief

Client:
Bruntwood

Location:
Manchester

Cost:
£75,000,000

Completion:
2020

The collaborative and connected office spaces of 1 and 2 Circle Square are at the heart of the Oxford Road Corridor. The buildings act as the gateway to Circle Square and are surrounded by world leading centres of knowledge, science and technology, business, art, music and dance.  

Designed to provide fully flexible and adaptable office space with ground and first floor retail, the buildings will face onto Oxford Road and create new active frontage and a clearly defined pedestrian route into the Circle Square development. The elevation design has been developed to emulate the classical proportions of the 19th-century Commercial buildings of the Whitworth Street Conservation Area.

The facades are designed to be a contemporary interpretation of the classic proportions of base middle and top. Cantilevered frontages define much of the ground and first floor and create an articulated base, which allows covered walkways around the building and views through to the central green.

Standing at 14 storeys and 17 storeys tall respectively, the two buildings will provide a combined total of 400,000 sq ft of high quality, BREEAM ‘excellent’ rated office space for progressive businesses across a range of sectors, including digital and technology.

Team

Client: Bruntwood
Project Manager: Ridge & Partners
Structural Engineer: Curtins
Building Services: Crookes Walker Consulting
Cost Consultant: Appleyard & Trew
Public Realm Designer: Planit-IE
Fire Engineer: Design Fire Consultants
Acoustic Consultant: Fisher Acoustics
Planning Consultant: Deloitte