A long gone proposal it seems.
Design ideas for the re-use of the old GMPTE headquarters building on Portland Street Manchester.
Our striking design response was to place a transparent glass box of office accommodation behind the retained Victorian facade. The retained facade would be used as a giant 19th century sandstone brise soliel to the glazing behind.
Internally new floor slabs would both resolve the differing floor levels within the building and make the building fully disabled compatible.
A striking new atrium and primary core would sit at first floor. Orange glass ridges would traverse the core. The atrium maximised daylight penetration within the deep floorplate.
The building would have strong sustainable credentials, harnessing daylight and providing low energy solutions to cooling the office space.
Tower Gate Developments
Architecture - Offices