55 King Street - King Street, Manchester, UK

Casson, Conder & Partners
Date Built
1966 and 1969
55 King Street
It was built for the District Bank which later became the Natwest Bank.  Sir Hugh Casson was the architect who laid out the Festival of Britain in 1951. This design won a competition for what was a £12million project.

The building is clad in hand-tooled, vertically ribbed Swedish granite.  It is no longer the North West Headquarters of Natwest and has recently undergone a comprehensive remodelling by Orbit Developments.  It claims to offer, "up to 70,000 sq ft of quality air-conditioned office space with some of the largest single floors available in this established business location.

"  It also offers an interesting and somewhat unusual feature. It has three basement floors which provide a secure strongroom and archive storage facility, once used to store gold bullion. 

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