- Client: Kamani Commercial Property Ltd
- Location: Dale Street, Manchester
- Sector: Office and Commercial
Following extensive fire damage in 2008, 25-27 Dale Street, which comprises half of a Victorian, Grade II listed textile warehouse, was demolished. Since then the site has been used as a temporary car park that has detracted from the quality of the surrounding townscape, which comprises Manchester’s Northern Quarter and includes numerous listed buildings and a conservation area.
Our client subsequently purchased the site and, working closely with the architect and Zerum, has brought forward plans for the modern reinstatement of the building, together with the sensitive restoration of the central stair core which was only partially damaged by the fire.
The design comprises stone at ground floor level with feature Cor-ten fins and glazing at the upper levels to reflect the area’s industrial materials and architecture, and to respond to the strong vertical and horizontal architectural rhythm of the street.
Zerum advised on the planning strategy for the proposed scheme and led negotiations with Council officers to gain their early support. The scheme was also presented to the Historic Buildings and Conservation Areas Panel.