New photos showing the progress of 125 Deansgate allow the crafted nature and meticulous attention to detail of it’s finely articulated bespoke terracotta façade to be fully appreciated. This landmark office scheme is strategically positioned on Manchester’s Deansgate between the gateway to Spinningfields and its civic heart at St Peter’s Square.
The installation of the terracotta façade is progressing at speed and has reached the penultimate floor, allowing its strong presence to become clearer by the day. The classic rich red colouring of the terracotta sits confidently opposite the Grade I listed John Rylands Library. The unitised panels are being installed at a rate of between eight and twelve panels per day, and at the upper levels they are lifted in complete with the terracotta tiles attached, forming an instant weather line ready for the internal fit-out to follow on.
Completion is on track for Q3 2019. The scheme delivers Grade A office and retail space and marks a significant opportunity on Deansgate, providing a catalyst for the transformation of the surrounding area. The building creates generous and flexible floor plates, designed with a contemporary yet strikingly calm approach which echoes the industrial character of Deansgate and the centrepiece Grade I listed John Rylands Library opposite.
Other than the final image, all photos are by Rob Parrish.