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Height: Occupied
149.2 m / 489 ft
 
Height: To Tip
168.8 m / 554 ft
Height: Architectural
168.8 m / 554 ft
 
Beetham Tower Outline
Floors Above Ground
50
Floors Below Ground
2

Facts

Official Name Beetham Tower
Other Names Hilton Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Kingdom
City Manchester
Street Address & Map 301-303 Deansgate
Postal Code M3
Building Function residential / hotel
Structural Material concrete
Construction Start 2004
Completion 2006
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Regional Ranking #99 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #11 Tallest in United Kingdom
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Manchester

Companies Involved

Developer The Beetham Organization Ltd.
Architect
Design Ian Simpson Architects
Structural Engineer
Design WSP Cantor Seinuk
Main Contractor Carillion PLC

About Beetham Tower

The creation of an iconic landmark tower on this site was seen as an opportunity to create visual connectivity with the city centre, creating a destination and attracting activity to the south of the centre.

The scheme brings the 24hr activity of a busy hotel to the street with living spaces from studios for young professionals to family dwellings above. Visible from every route into the city, the tower is a statement of Manchester as an urban centre for living, working and relaxing.

The distinctive profile of the tower is created by two simple gestures: The apartment component is articulated by cantilevering the residential accommodation out beyond the hotel below at the sky bar, Level 23. This creates the dramatic stepped form. The glazed skin of the buffer zone to the south façade cantilevers 25m above the top floor level to form a crystalline “blade”.

Fundamental to the success of this scheme was the efficiency of the design. The careful coordination between Structural Engineering and MEP ensured efficiency of design and construction. Innovations such as advanced Fire Engineering delivered a highly efficient core solution whilst the use of passive ‘buffer zones’ and CHP delivered an energy efficient scheme.

Global News

Tower Howl Heard Throughout Manchester
17 Feb 2014 – With wind gusts of up to 113 kph (70 mph), in…

Videos

London and Beyond: Regionalism and the British Skyscraper
12 Jun 2013 – Ian Simpson, Ian Simpson Architects

CTBUH 6th Annual Awards
25 Oct 2007 – Dinner 2007

Research Papers

A “Fabric-First” Approach to Sustainable Tall Building Design
Jun 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 2

A “Fabric-First” Approach to Sustainable Tall Building Design
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

Remodel, Recycle or Rebuild? - Addressing the Fire Safety Challenges of Repurposing Skyscrapers
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

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Papers Related to Beetham Tower

A “Fabric-First” Approach to Sustainable Tall Building Design
Jun 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 2; Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales
This research suggests the most effective way for improving energy efficiency in tall buildings is a “fabric-first” approach. This involves optimizing the performance of…
A “Fabric-First” Approach to Sustainable Tall Building Design
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales
This research suggests the most effective way for improving energy efficiency in tall buildings is a “fabric-first” approach. This involves optimizing the performance of…
Remodel, Recycle or Rebuild? - Addressing the Fire Safety Challenges of Repurposing Skyscrapers
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Simon Lay, Olsson Fire & Risk
Some of our established world cities are already facing the challenge of older tall building stock that is no longer relevant to the most commercially attractive uses.…
Fire Engineering the Tallest Building in the Historic City of Manchester, UK
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Dean Kevin McGrail & Simon Francis Lay, WSP Fire Engineering; W.K. Chow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
This paper addresses the fire engineered design of the means of escape provisions from the residential areas of the New Landmark Beetham Tower in the Historic City of…

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Best Tall Building Worldwide 2007 Winner
CTBUH Awards 2007


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