101 Embankment, Manchester

Inside 101 Embankment, Manchester

Project Title
101 Embankment, Manchester

Commercial Offices



Key Elements

  • 501m² CAT A and B office fit out
  • Detailed Design services from RIBA Stage 4 – 6
  • Overseeing contractor’s design works to completion

Rising from the railway arches, the modern facade 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.

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.

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