Located on the site of a former public car park area, the scheme reinforces and supports the Great Jackson Street Development Framework (which we also prepared) by generating a critical mass of population to activate the site and providing a quality benchmark for future development nearby.
Generous facilities throughout are unparalleled for a residential development in Manchester. Residents can access a tennis court, swimming pool, cinema, gym, studios and three basement car parking levels. The public benefits too from cafés and restaurants and new pedestrian links via new public spaces at the base of each tower and immediately adjacent to the River Medlock.
Deansgate Square delivers 1508 homes within the four towers. Standing at 67 storeys and 200m high, the tallest building is the second highest residential tower in the UK. The other buildings stand at 53, 47 and 40 storeys high. Two subtle design features emphasize the verticality of the towers. A 1m indentation on each tower face creates a vertical crease, breaking down each surface into two narrower planes. Adjacent tower faces receive subtly different colour tones, silver grey and anthracite, emphasising the crisp vertical lines of the four corners of each building.
The towers are clad using a fully glazed unitised, glazed curtain walling system with different panel types - fully fritted glass, partially fritted glass, rapid vents and clear glazing - arranged in a regular geometric composition, creating a uniform façade pattern over the full length and width of the towers.