Manchester Facts

150m+ Buildings 1 Completed1 Under Constr.
Tallest Building Beetham Tower (169 m)
Global Ranking #221 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #20 in Europe by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #2 in UK by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Beetham Tower (2006)
Average Building Age 12 years
Most Common Function Mixed-use, 50%
Most Common Material Concrete, 100%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Owen Street-Tower A 2018 201 m
2   Beetham Tower 2006 169 m
3   Owen Street-Tower D 2018 122 m
4   C.I.S. Solar Tower 1962 118 m
5   NOMA Angel Gardens Tower 2020 110 m
6   Affinity Living Riverview 2019 110 m
7   City Tower 1967 107 m
8   No. 1 Great Marlborough Street 2012 106 m
9   No 1 Spinningfields 2017 92 m
10   Arndale House 1980 90 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Trinity Islands-Tower X 2022 213 m
2   Owen Street-Tower A 2018 201 m
3   Beetham Tower 2006 169 m
4   St. John`s Riverside Tower 3 2022 168 m
5   Owen Street-Tower B 2021 158 m
6   Owen Street-Tower C 2021 144 m
7   St. Michael's Tower - 135 m
8   Trinity Island-Tower W 2022 131 m
9   Tower on River Street - 125 m
10   Owen Street-Tower D 2018 122 m
  Completed   Under Constr.   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

Future 40 Emerging Technology Hackathon
29 Nov 2017 – Event Invite

Future Forty Emerging Technology Hackathon
29 Nov 2017 – Event Report

CTBUH UK: Manchester Urban Housing Debate
26 Jul 2017 – Event Report

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Manchester

Future Forty Emerging Technology Hackathon
29 Nov 2017, Manchester – Event Report
The Manchester Committee of the CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter held the event "Future Forty Emerging Technology Hackathon: Creating a Community in Tall Buildings."
CTBUH UK: Manchester Urban Housing Debate
26 Jul 2017, Manchester – Event Report
CTBUH held its first Manchester event in coordination with the CTBUH UK Chapter in a debate on the development of urban housing in the city.

Global News

Architecture Firm Draws on Local Landmarks for 22-Story Manchester High-Rise
12 Jul 2018 – Proposals for a mixed-use development in…

Architect Debuts 34-Story Salford Tower in Greater Manchester
28 Mar 2018 – An architect has submitted a proposal for a 34-…

Manchester Councilors Back Revised St. Michael’s Tower Proposal
9 Mar 2018 – Manchester councilors have voted in favor of an…

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News Related to Manchester

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Architecture Firm Draws on Local Landmarks for 22-Story Manchester High-Rise
12 Jul 2018
Proposals for a mixed-use development in Manchester’s city center have been unveiled. The 22-story building, which aims to reflect historical architecture designs in the…
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Architect Debuts 34-Story Salford Tower in Greater Manchester
28 Mar 2018
An architect has submitted a proposal for a 34-story residential tower on the waterfront in Salford just outside Manchester. The high-rise would contain 216 units plus…
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Manchester Councilors Back Revised St. Michael’s Tower Proposal
9 Mar 2018
Manchester councilors have voted in favor of an architect’s controversial plan for the St. Michael’s Tower in the city center. The green light came despite objections…
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Boddingtons Brewery Site in Manchester Sees Two Residential Towers Proposed
9 Feb 2018
An architecture firm has revealed plans for a £175 million residential scheme on the site of the former Boddingtons Brewery in Manchester. The proposal is for a 26-story…
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Manchester High-Rise Construction Continues After Contractor Switch
2 Feb 2018
Work has restarted on the Angel Gardens Tower project in Manchester after a replacement contractor was found, following the previous firm’s collapse. The 466-unit, 110-…
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Historic England “Unable to Support” Scheme for Manchester’s St. Michael’s Tower
29 Jan 2018
Preservation group Historic England has said that it is unable to support an architect’s reworked design for the proposed St. Michael’s Tower development in downtown…
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Tower Howl Heard Throughout Manchester
17 Feb 2014
With wind gusts of up to 113 kph (70 mph), in recent weeks the “Beetham Tower Howl” was heard screeching across the city center and into the suburbs, due to a glass and…
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Skyscraper Planned for Manchester City Center
22 Jan 2014
A proposed 19-story office building, developed by Allied London, will replace Quay House in Spinningfields. No 1 Spinningfields will offer ground floor space for dining…
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Stranded Scaler “Was High and Wanted to Get Higher”
6 Jan 2014
A Manchester man had to be rescued by the fire brigade on Sunday the 5th after deciding to climb the exterior of his apartment building and becoming stuck near the 12th…

Videos

CTBUH Expands UK Presence with Debate on Urban Housing in Manchester
26 Jul 2017 – Steve Watts, Alinea Consulting; Antony Wood, CTBUH; Matt Hayward, 5Plus Architects; et al.

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

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 Manchester

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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