101 Embankment


Rising from the railway arches, the modern façade of 101 Embankment sits atop a Grade II listed sandstone viaduct on the banks of the River Irwell.

The 10-storey office building is the first of a two-phased development on the Manchester / Salford border, overlooking Manchester Cathedral.

New life is breathed into the Railway arches with retail and workspace units and a car park sits beneath the office building, all surrounded by newly created public realm.


Commercial Offices






Crookes Walker worked with Contract Services and Bluesky Design Interiors to fit out the first-floor shell office space. The emphasis on exposed services gives the space a modern, urban architectural vibe, whilst complementing the existing structural elements. The new mechanical services were designed with the purpose of creating a pleasant environment focused on wellbeing and comfort.

To this end, optimised daylighting and direct and indirect internal lighting were incorporated into the design to create a dynamic and motivational atmosphere.

Key stats

in value (£)

m2 CAT A and B office fit out

storey office building

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