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St Margaret's Chambers

Built circa 1890 and attributed to prolific Mancunian architect Charle Henry Heathcote, St Margaret’s Chambers is Grade II Listed and was originally the Manchester office for the West India and Pacific Company. In more recent times it was home to a language school which vacated the premises in 2020.


The proposals for St Margaret’s Chambers will create four, one bedroom apartments: five, two bedroom apartments and three, three bedroom apartments across the four upper levels of the building. The fully let retail ground floor is not part of the application.


The plans will see many of the original fixtures and fittings of the building retained and refurbished including the terrazzo floor in the entrance foyer, fire places, original doors and decorated cornices. The distinctive bay windows will be refurbished and sash windows restored (with secondary glazing for improved comfort). A new lift will be installed in the original lift shaft, while the original light well and stair case will be refurbished. 


This project is another working example of our core belief that the retention and re-use of old buildings is better for the environment, better for our cities, and better for our future. 


Soon to start on site. 


Architectural and heritage services by Atelier MB. 


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