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Key Mancunian Buildings + Property Developments in Northwest of England: Built Environment

post updated 16 August 2023

Manchester Architecture links

Architecture in Manchester

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Manchester Architecture. We cover completed Mancunian buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the city. The focus is on contemporary Manchester buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 5 pages of Manchester Architecture selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages.

Manchester Architecture : news + key projects (this page)

Manchester Buildings : A-H

Manchester Building Developments : I-L

Manchester Building Designs : M-O

Manchester Architecture Designs : P-Z

Manchester Architectural Walking Tours
Manchester Civil Justice Centre
photograph © Adrian Welch
Manchester Architecture Walking Tours – launched

Mancunian Buildings – Major Projects

Manchester Hilton – Beetham Tower
Design: Ian Simpson Architects
Manchester Hilton
photo © Adrian Welch
Tallest building in the UK outside London.
Designed by Manchester-based firm, Ian Simpson Architects, the Hilton Hotel tower was completed in early 2007. It includes 218 premium apartments and a 279 room five star Hilton Hotel.

Imperial War Museum North
Design: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Imperial War Museum building
picture © AW
Iconic Salford Architecture
The Museum tells the story of how war has affected the lives of British and Commonwealth citizens since 1914. It is the 5th branch of the Imperial War Museum and the first outside the Southeast of England.

Manchester Civil Justice Centre
Design: Denton Corker Marshall
Manchester Civil Justice Centre
photograph : Tim Griffith
The courts are expressed as long rectilinear forms, articulated at each floor level, and projecting at each end of the building as a varied composition of solid and void. The building houses 47 courtrooms, 75 consultation rooms, in addition to office and support space over 15 levels.

Manchester United Stadium Development
Design: Miller Partnership, Architects
Manchester stadium
image from Miller Partnership
This major football ground redevelopment involves the construction of the north-east and north-west quadrants – unifying the stadium by reinforcing the `bowl’ concept. The design of the quadrants introduces major vertical circulation and this has been resolved by of highly modelled stair towers placed centrally in the quadrant creating an iconic image for the stadium.

Manchester Architecture Designs

Manchester Building News – full list of current architecture developments in the city

Manchester Architects

Manchester Architectural Photos : Adrian Welch

City of Manchester Stadium
Design: Arup Associates
City of Manchester Stadium
photo © Dennis Gilbert, VIEW

Mancunian Buildings

Other Manchester Buildings, alphabetical:

Abito building, Greengate, Salford
Design: BDP
Abito Manchester
photo : David Barbour/BDP
Abito flats

Axis – tower, Albion St
Design: HKR Architects
Axis Tower
image from architect
Manchester tower

Chancery Place, Booth Street
Design: HKR Architects
Chancery Place
picture from architect
Chancery Place Manchester

CIS Tower, Miller St
Design: Sir John Burnett Tait & Partners
CIS Tower Manchester
building photo © Adrian Welch
CIS Tower Manchester

No.1 Deansgate urban apartments
Design: Ian Simpson Architects
Manchester Deansgate
building picture © Isabelle Lomholt
Manchester apartments

The Hive building, Stevenson Square
Design: HKR Architects
The Hive Manchester
image from architect
The Hive Manchester

John Rylands Library, Deansgate
Design: Basil Champneys
John Rylands Manchester
building photo © Adrian Welch
John Rylands Library

Lowry Centre, Salford
Lowry Centre building
picture © AW
Lowry Centre Salford

Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral
photograph © Isabelle Lomholt
Manchester Churches

Manchester Piccadilly Station Project
Building Design Partnership
Manchester Piccadilly
photograph © AW
Manchester Piccadilly Station

Manchester Transport Interchange
Ian Simpson; Jefferson Sheard Architects
Manchester architecture
image from Jefferson Sheard
Manchester Transport Interchange

mediacity:uk buildings, Salford Quays
Design: Benoy / Wilkinson Eyre Architects
mediacity Salford
image from CC
mediacity Salford

Moho Apartments
Design: shedkm architects
Manchester housing
photograph © Matt Ansell
Moho Manchester

New Islington architecture, Ancoats
Design: Will Alsop Architects
New Islington architecture
picture © Matt Ansell
New Islington Manchester

Owen Street development
Ian Simpson Architects
Owen Street development
image from FDT
Manchester development

Piccadilly Gardens Redevelopment
EDAW + Tadao Ando Architect
Piccadilly Gardens
photograph © webbaviation
Piccadilly Gardens

Selfridges Manchester building
Design: various architects
Selfridges Manchester
building photo © AW
Manchester Shopping

Spinningfields development
Design: various architects
picture © webbaviation
Spinningfields office

Triangle shopping centre

Triangle Manchester Architecture
building photo © AW
Triangle Shopping Centre

Trinity Bridge
Santiago Calatrava
Trinity Bridge Manchester Architecture
picture © Matt Ansell
Manchester bridge

Tutti Frutti design competition
Design: various architects
Tutti Frutti Manchester
image from Urban Splash
New Islington competition

Urbis Building
Ian Simpson Architects
Manchester Urbis
building photo © Adrian Welch
Urbis Manchester

More Manchester Buildings online soon

Manchester Office Buildings

Location: Manchester, Northwest England, UK

Castlefield Buildings
Castlefield Manchester
picture © Isabelle Lomholt
Castlefield Manchester

Manchester Buildings Links

Bridgewater Hall Manchester Building

Manchester International Convention Centre

Salford Quays

Hacienda Manchester : iconic nightclub architecture by Ben Kelly, closed

Salford tower

Stockport building

Spinningfields Building Design

Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square
Alfred Waterhouse Architect; extension by E. Vincent Harris
Classic Victorian civic architecture, possibly the best in England

Arndale Shopping Centre Buildings
1972-75; 1975-79; 2005
Arndale Centre
photo © AW

Key Contemporary Manchester Architect : Ian Simpson

Links relevant to Manchester Architecture

Liverpool Architecture

Morecombe Bay Competition

South Cheshire College

Salford Buildings

Buildings / photos for the Manchester Buildings page welcome