Tucked into a narrow
land between the Manchester
Convention Centre and the Great Northern Square is
this 25 storey
residential tower. It was designed by Assael
Architecture for the
developer George Wimpey and built by Carillion
Construction began in 2004 and it was completed in
2007. Like Ian
Simpson's 1 Deansgate, the building displays a
dramatic slope. This
tower slopes from the 10th floor up to the 25th floor.
The building is
clad in glass, steel and grey tiles.
In the 25 storey tower on the corner of Watson and Wilson Streets there are 80 apartments. There are a further 177 apartments in the lower component of the building, which starts at 10 storeys high and runs up towards the tower. This lower block runs along Watson Street, directly opposite the Great Northern Warehouse.
The architect John
of the commission "Our brief
was quite open. It was to create a stunning piece of
best new residential scheme in Manchester.”