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At 47 storeys high, Manchester’s tallest building contains 285 hotel bedrooms and 219 homes. The Tower’s distinctive crystalline blade is a city landmark, and its success has paved the way for other skyline altering developments.

Project information

  • Client

    Beetham Organization

  • Status

    Built

  • Area

    27,871 sq m

  • Start

    2002

  • Completion

    2006

  • Consultants

    Structural Engineer: WSP

  • Elements

    220 hotel bedrooms

    Hotel bar and lounge
    Restaurant
    Conference facilities
    Health centre
    Hotel support facilities
    150 residential apartments
    Basement parking

  • Awards

    2009 Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence
    2008 RIBA National Award
    2008 RIBA Award
    2008 RIBA North West Award
    2008 Civic Trust Award
    2007 Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat, Best Tall Building Award
    2007 The Concrete Society, Building Category
    2007 MSA Design Award, Sport & Leisure
    2007 MSA Design Award, Overall Winner
    2006 Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Building of the Year Award
    2004 Housing Design Award, Unbuilt
    2004 MSA Design Award, Unbuilt Retail

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