No.1 Hardman Street sits on what was a small, restricted but prominent infill site in the vast Spinningfields development in Manchester. We were appointed to work up proposals for a new office building after winning a design competition.
Working with both Allied London and Mediacom, we designed a building with a very simple, cost-effective frame and a more elaborate skin to sit over the top. Inside, the exposed steel structure, services and concrete soffits create a raw, industrial aesthetic, in contrast to the interiors of the nearby slick, glazed offices. From start to finish, No.1 Hardman Street took only 18 months to complete. Since moving in in 2014, Mediacom have recognised that the new stimulating, creative environment has increased staff morale, the quality of their work and directly improved recruitment to the company.
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The jewel in Manchesters' Spinningfields’ crown – a striking office building delivered on a shoestring budget.