35 Dale Street
Manchester

Working for Helical, and following our success at Churchgate House, this 8 storey Grade II listed building was completely overhauled inside and
out. Extensive communication with the City Council and the Conservation Officer ensured a smooth delivery and an outcome that is welcomed by all stakeholders. 

Stage 1 was the full external overhaul undertaken in partnership with Lambert Smith Hampton. Though neglected and abused somewhat over recent years we were able to restore the exterior to its former glory (apart from the damage caused by acid cleaning in the 1980’s). A new plant deck was formed in the space behind the pitched roofs so that all plant could be centrally located, out of sight, freeing up the loading bay so that it could be given a new lease of life. 

The floor plates have been rationalised by removal of inappropriate partitions, and services exposed, revealing the raw industrial beauty of the building for the first time in many years. 

 

The front entrance had been seriously compromised by earlier ‘improvements’ so that the access was awkward and unsuitable for modern uses. The design of the new enlarged lobby layout was the product of extensive historical research and was completely re-worked once opened up ensuring that the historic fabric was respected and key features retained. 

 

Heritage services provided by Atelier Heritage.

 

Client - Helical plc

Project Management - Savills

Interior Design - Space Invader

 

Highly Commended - BCO Northern awards 2019

Winner - BCO Northern awards 2020 for Couchbase and BCO National awards 2020 for Couchbase