Pall Mall Court - King Street, Manchester, UK

Brett & Pollen
Date Built
King Street
Pall Mall Court is a Grade II Listed building.  The Manchester Modernists web site says this about it,  "Pall Mall is a complicated set of interconnected buildings and annexes, its two 5 storey annexes and 12 storey tower cleverly weaving themselves in and around King Street, Marsden Street, and Brown Street.  Its bronzed glass windows are distinctive with their boxy columns set out from the sheer wall and were designed to reflect the buildings around it and mediate somewhat against its weight and bulk on the street.  The tall service tower occupies the top of the sloped site, luxurious and luminous with deep blue-bronze mosaic cladding."  They sum up their view be adding, "Pall Mall is more than a building or mere office block, it is a citadel in bronze and iridescent blue, which can be navigated and explored from 360 degrees and a variety of angles and vantage points."

Once home to Sun Alliance, Pall Mall Court is today a serviced office complex which describes itself as follows, "This office space is in a vibrant area opposite the Armani building, surrounded by designer outlets, cafes, bars and restaurants. Located on the ground, first and second floors, the office space has been completely refurbished throughout to have a contemporary look and feel. The building is unbranded so when your clients visit they won't know you are in a serviced office. You'll get a fully furnished office with the latest IT and telecoms, and our team will take your calls when you are in and out, handle your mail and faxes and anything else you need."  The Armarni part of that claim is no longer true since Armarni left Atlas House and moved to Spinningfield but Brown's Brasserie has recently moved into the old Parr's Bank and Liam Gallagher's clothing store, "Pretty Green", has moved into the ground floor of the adjacent Reform Club.